A New Jersey teacher went “full Karen” after she saw a group of teenagers playing football in a Hamilton-area park, telling them she hopes they die a “long, painful death.”
Nicole Griggs, who has been teaching at Steinert High for fifteen years, was walking her dog on Thursday when she saw the teens tossing the pigskin around- and simply couldn’t let it go.
Hunching over and shrieking as if she was witnessing a war crime in progress, the math teacher became so aggressive that her own dog was showing signs of fear.
“Parks closed. The whole area,” Griggs screamed. “Get it through your thick head. You are the reason we are in this situation. You are the problem, not the solution.”
Griggs was so enraged, she seemingly had no problem with the fact that she was being recorded.
“Go ahead, keep recording,” she said. “Who are you going to show it to? Post me on social media.”
What came next was what would certainly get her posted to social media, when she essentially told the kids to die.
“You’re the idiot doing the wrong thing,” she said, steadfast in self-righteousness. “I’m just trying to save your ass and save your life. But die, okay? I hope both of you get the coronavirus. I hope you both die a long, painful death.”
It should be noted that Griggs was not wearing any protective equipment.
The video was soon shared to TikTok, and her own students began sharing the video.
“Y’all Mrs Griggs is losing her damn mind how tf is she a teacher #coronavirus,” one student wrote.
Griggs, who like many, has seemingly gone overboard with “coronamania,” and is quick to become unstable both in public and on social media.
“We are surrounded by idiots!!!!!!” Griggs wrote under her Trentonian-confirmed Facebook alias, Nikki Leigh. “Rode our bikes near Kuser Park this afternoon and what to [sic] we see but a younger couple with their daughter maybe 2/3 years old UNDOING the caution tape around the jungle gym so she could slide. I totally called them out on it, wished illness on them and commented that it was scary to even think they were parents.”
Grigg’s employers told the Trentonian that they are looking into the matter, while the teacher’s union that represents her did not comment on the incident.
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