New Jersey school teacher in trouble after making racial comments about missing girl Dulce Alvarez

The New Jersey teacher withdrew from class after placing & # 39; unacceptable & # 39; racist reports about kidnapped Dulce Alvarez, 5, and said: & they are Mexican … they don't accompany their children like us

  • Jennifer Hewitt Bishop of Williamstown, New Jersey, posted the post on Facebook
  • Dulce Alvarez, 5, was abducted from Bridgetown on September 16
  • In her position, Bishop said: & # 39; They are Mexican, it is their culture. They do not supervise their children like us & # 39;
  • The Vineland Public School District discovered the comments on September 20 and pulled Bishop out of the classroom
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A New Jersey teacher was removed from the classroom after she posted a racially offensive Facebook message about the missing family of 5-year-old Dulce Alvarez.

Jennifer Hewitt Bishop of Williamstown faces potential discipline from the Vineland Public School District after the comments about the family and culture of Alvarez were discovered on September 20.

Bishop, a class teacher, responded to a Facebook message asking why Alvarez's mother was in a vehicle and not with her child at the time of the kidnapping.

She replied: & # 39; They are Mexican, it is their culture. They do not supervise their children like us. & # 39;

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Jennifer Hewitt Bishop of New Jersey faces potential discipline from the Vineland Public School District after making racially insensitive remarks about missing 5-year-old Dulce Alvarez (photo)

Jennifer Hewitt Bishop of New Jersey faces potential discipline from the Vineland Public School District after making racially insensitive remarks about missing 5-year-old Dulce Alvarez (photo)

Joe Rossi, executive director of the school district, told Daily diary Bishop's comments were & # 39; unacceptable & # 39 ;.

Rossi said: “Around noon on Friday, September 20, the district became aware of an offensive, inflammatory, and completely unacceptable post on social media allegedly made by a Vineland Public Schools employee who took part in an online conversation about the missing child in Bridgeton. & # 39;

& # 39; Central Administration immediately started an investigation and confirmed that the position was held by a district teacher. Appropriate measures have been taken. & # 39;

The Vineland Public School District (photo) will determine the next course during a meeting on Wednesday

The Vineland Public School District (photo) will determine the next course during a meeting on Wednesday

The Vineland Public School District (photo) will determine the next course during a meeting on Wednesday

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Bridgeton police sent a call to City Park on September 16 after Alvarez's mother, Noema Alvarez Perez, had gone missing.

Alvarez Perez told police officers that her daughter and Alvarez's 3-year-old brother were playing on the swings in the playground.

She was in a vehicle with an 8-year-old family member about 30 meters away.

Minutes later, her son ran to the car in tears and pointed to where Alvarez was last seen.

According to the Amber Alert, Alvarez & # 39; s suspected abductor lured her away from the playground and in a red van with tinted windows.

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However, the suspect is male, possibly Spanish, with a thin build.

Allegedly he stands between 5 & # 39; 6 "and 5 & # 39; 8" without facial hair, but acne on his face.

At the time, the suspect would have worn a black shirt, red pants and orange sneakers.

Alvarez (photo) was abducted from City Park in Bridgetown on September 16 and the authorities are still working to find her

Alvarez (photo) was abducted from City Park in Bridgetown on September 16 and the authorities are still working to find her

Alvarez (photo) was abducted from City Park in Bridgetown on September 16 and the authorities are still working to find her

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Alvarez was last seen in a yellow shirt with a koala on the front and black and white pants.

Authorities are still looking for Alvarez and a $ 35,000 reward is offered for all information about the case.

The president of the Vineland Education Association, Lou Rossi, told Daily Journal on Tuesday that he could not comment on the Bishop case while it is still under investigation.

& # 39; But, & # 39; said Rossi, & # 39; I will say that social media is a dangerous place. & # 39;

& # 39; Comments are often misunderstood and taken out of context by a virtual crowd that rarely takes the time to think and think or ask for clarification before responding with verbal attacks by themselves. & # 39;

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Hewitt will not be at school this week and the next course of the administration will be determined Wednesday by the staff committee of the school council.

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