An assistant principal in Rochester, New York is having his actions scrutinized.
Steven Lysenko, a ninth-grade AP teacher at Spencerport High School in Rochester is being accused of venting his spleen against the police. He is supposed to be a role model for the kids, but he is anything but that.
Lysenko shouted such things as “F*^k the police”, and parents are raising a fuss with the school over it. The school has been forced to issue a statement in response:
Response to a social media video of district employee at the Rochester protest. As we have stated consistently and clearly, Spencerport Central School District stands in solidarity in support of racial equality and systemic change. We remain committed to this change. And want all of our families to know we further stand in solidarity with peaceful protesters. However, when a District employee uses language in public or on social media that does not align with our Code of Conduct or demonstrate appropriate role modeling for students, that is something that we will not condone. These statements by our administrator have caused disruption within our school community. We apologize to our students, parents and community that you had to hear this language from one of our employees.
The schools say they will decide what, if any, punishment the administrator will get stating it will be handled as a confidential personnel matter. I assume that means he has gotten away with it.
“Our peacekeepers ended up shooting pepper spray at us for singing and chanting and telling them what a sty-assed job they were doing. They can f right off, America!”
“F* the police. F* Rochester police Department!”
This is Steven Lysenko, assistant principal at Spencerport High School in Rochester. He was at the riot last night and even reportedly led students in this march. He says it was “peaceful.” At least two cops were injured last night. pic.twitter.com/WyRnso93Az — Brittany (@Brittany3l) September 5, 2020
Lysenko’s profile on Twitter describes him as an “advocate for social justice.” “To any students-past or present-who follow me here: know that when you post “#WhiteLivesMatter, you are condoning White Supremacy. In that I will not abide!” It is my guess he doesn’t believe that white lives matter. I admit I prefer to say “All lives matter.” But BLM thinks it is racist to say white lives matter, But are ok with Black Lives matter.
I want to know where my white privilege was when I had to work thirty hours a week in overtime at my minimum wage job just so I could afford a place to live and food. Or the many days I walked eight miles to work because I could not afford bus fare. And I suppose I worked my way into management by being white rather than taking the time to learn the job inside out.
They just don’t make white privilege like they used to.