A viral video of a New Jersey teacher caught screaming and yelling at a group of teens playing football in a park that they should “die a long, painful death” from the coronavirus, according to a report.
The teacher Nicole Griggs, who teaches Math at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township was identified by several sources as Nicole Griggs, who has taught in the district for the past 15 years, according to The Trentonian.
According to one of the boys who was targeted by the math teacher, a freshman at the school, said that he and his pals were playing Thursday on East Franklin Street when she screamed at them from behind a fence.
The video which was uploaded on TikTok had a caption: “Y’all Mrs Griggs is losing her damn mind how tf is she a teacher #coronavirus.” with the teacher screaming from the fence behind them screaming at the children that the parks are closed because of the pandemic.
She then asks the teens if they need her to scream the warning “loud enough so you can hear me over your music. Parks closed! You will get arrested if the cops come!”
One of the kids asks, “Wait, can we go over there?”
At that point, she ramps up her diatribe and tells the group she doesn’t care if they put her online.
When she couldn’t it further she shouted “Parks closed! The whole area,” she says. “Get it through your thick head! You are the reason we are in this situation. You are the problem, not the solution. Go ahead keep recording. Who are you going to show it to? Post me on social media!” she says.
“You’re the idiot doing the wrong thing. I’m just trying to save your ass and save your life. But die, OK. I hope both of you get the coronavirus. I hope you both die a long, painful death!”
Mean while Schools Superintendent Scott Rocco said the district was made aware of the video and will investigate.
“We will address the issue immediately,” he told the paper in a statement Saturday.
Teachers union chief Frank Gatto said: “I can’t comment on it because I don’t know anything about it.”