- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Los Angeles Unified School District said an employee has been removed from a middle school pending an investigation into a video that showed her yelling “build the wall” at a group of striking teachers.

“Build the wall! All you guys wouldn’t be here!” a woman identified as Annette Arvizu, a senior technician and district employee of 18 years, said in a video taken Wednesday in the parking lot of South Gate Middle School, a local Fox affiliate reported.

Teachers were picketing outside the school on day three of a strike demanding higher wages and smaller class sizes. Ms. Arvizu sat in her car in the parking lot and taunted the group with the fact that she’s “getting paid.”

In a statement, the district said the employee had been removed from her “assigned campus” over the incident.

“This behavior is inexcusable and directly contradicts the mission and values of the Los Angeles Unified School District,” the statement said. “The employee has been removed from the assigned campus. Los Angeles Unified is conducting a full investigation into the incident.”

Ms. Arvizu told Fox that the district has asked her to resign.

“I will not,” Ms. Arvizu, who said she is half-Hispanic, told the station. “I don’t feel I did anything wrong.”

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide