BERKELEY (CBS SF) — A violent protest outside the state capitol has lead to a security scare at a Berkeley Middle School.
Someone threatened violence at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School after a teacher took part in a counter protest against a neo-Nazi group.READ MORE: No Rain In Forecast; Dry January Returns San Francisco To Parched Conditions
Yvette Felarca was among several people wounded.
She’s an organizer with the group, By Any Means Necessary. Felarca told the media that she was proud of everyone who disrupted the rally.READ MORE: One Dead In Crash, Fire Involving Big-Rig On Eastbound Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
“We will not accept or allow racist genocide organizing to take place on the front steps of the Capitol of California,” she said.
But this morning the middle school where Felarca teaches received an email that said the school should fire Felarca or there might be violence.
Mark Coplan with the Berkeley Unified School District said, “We’re just taking every precaution and you know the police will be patrolling our other schools, likewise, just to have a presence.”MORE NEWS: COVID: Marin County Begins Easing Rules As Omicron Surge Likely Peaking
In addition to extra police patrols, as a precaution, two summer programs were also moved from the school.