South Jersey Teacher Removed After Posting Racially Insensitive Comments About Missing Girl
A Vineland teacher has been removed from her classroom, and an inquiry into her future is underway after she made racially insensitive comments related to Dulce Alavaz, the 5-year-old missing Bridgeton girl.
Jennifer Hewitt Bishop, a resource instructor, reportedly responded to a Facebook post about the Amber Alert sent out for Dulce, questioning the behavior of the child's mother by writing: "They're Mexican, it's their culture. They don't supervise their children like we do.", according to Patch.com.
Vineland Public School District's executive director of personnel Joseph Rossi told Patch there would be a meeting this week to dive further into the matter.
Meanwhile, the search for Dulce Alavaz, which now includes the FBI, continues. She's been missing since September 16th. Anyone with info is asked to contact the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit at (609) 882-2000 ext. 2857, the Bridgeton Police Department at (856) 451-0033 or dial 911.
SOURCES: Gloucester Twp. Patch/Facebook