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Teacher Threatens To Kill Mom And 8-Year-Old Daughter At Protest In Shocking Video

Teacher Threatens To Kill Mom And 8-Year-Old Daughter At Protest In Shocking Video

The elementary school teacher allegedly told them that they weren't welcome in the neighborhood and even threatened to call the police.

An elementary school teacher lost control of herself during a peaceful protest at Bakersfield, California, and began to scream vile profanities at a mother and daughter. Carrie Maxwell is a teacher at Wayside Elementary School for Bakersfield City School District and was recently caught on video yelling at a mother and her eight-year-old daughter, NY Post reports. 

Erika Baze said that she and her daughter were just heading from the protest when Maxwell confronted them. The woman allegedly told them that they weren't welcome in the neighborhood and even threatened to call the police. After she began to feel extremely uncomfortable at this behavior, Baze began to record the woman as she started to act violently, and had to be dragged away by her husband. As soon as the video went viral, Twitter tried to identify Maxwell and where she worked.



 

 

In the video, she is heard threatening to "f***ing kill" the child and her mother. The video also has sounds of the little girl sobbing as Maxwell was being forcibly dragged away by her husband. Clearly, the confrontation was a lot to take for the 8-year-old, and it was nothing short of a peaceful protest after all. Naturally, the response by social media users was outrageous. Several of them contacted the school and district to inform them about this incident. One user wrote: "@Wayside_Elem_ it has come to my attention that a staffer of yours, Carrie Maxwell, who happens to be a second-grade teacher harassed a young girl and threaten to kill her mother. Please let me know if this is someone you want representing your school or caring for children."



 

 



 

 

After these comments began to surface online, Maxwell also gave a statement through her lawyer, according to KBAK-TV.  "I had seen news coverage of the protest turning into riots across the country and was aware that the protests near my home had turned to confrontations the day before." "When I heard protesters gathering near my home, loudly chanting profanities, I became overwhelmed with anxiety and fear." Though she went on to say that her actions were justified due to various factors that were not indicative of her character or values, she later added: "I want to offer my sincerest apology to anyone who was hurt by my behavior in that video."



 

 

Maxwell's lawyer, Kyle Humphrey, gave a statement on behalf of her saying: "My behavior was never intended in any way to diminish the important time in the life of our country. Like everyone else, I was horrified by the video of the murder of George Floyd. Every man, woman, and child deserves to be treated with dignity, compassion, and equality, regardless of the color of their skin, and every protester deserves to live a life free of fear."



 

 

"I am a caretaker for my 19-year-old autistic son and my elderly mother who has COPD and is extremely vulnerable to health complications. I had seen news coverage pf the protest turning into riots across the country and was aware that the protests near my home had turned to confrontations the day before. When I heard protesters gathering near my home, loudly chanting profanities, I became overwhelmed with anxiety and fear." the statement adds.



 

 

The death of George Floyd has truly set off the nationwide movement at a fever pitch. This incident is but one in several ugly ones that have surfaced from #BlackLivesMatter protests in which people have threatened or condoned violence against protestors. Meanwhile, Bakersfield City School District Superintendent Doc Ervin said that their district would be investigating this incident with the teacher further.  “We do not condone nor endorse the action and behavior captured on the video,” he said.



 

 



 

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