I am sure this story will get Delta drawers in a runt. Here we have a supposed good teacher who takes bathroom breaks to go and write racist comments on the bathroom walls. How can she really be a good teacher with this mentality and should her record be reviewed as to how she graded Black children in comparison to other children. How many other teachers are like her but write their racist ranting on the internet?
A well-regarded special education teacher was charged with scrawling racist epithets on the walls of a Queens elementary school Friday.
Yolanda Moorjaney, 31, of Bellerose, was charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime after allegedly writing on the wall of a bathroom stall at PS 256 Friday morning, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
Moorjaney, who has taught special education students at PS 256 for the past six years, was spotted at 7:45 a.m. Friday as she left a bathroom that undercover members of the New York Police Department's Hate Crime Task Force had under surveillance.
Officers from the task force had been called into the school after receiving a complaint from school officials that over the past month and a half they had on several occasions found racists graffiti in the school.
Before Moorjaney entered the bathroom, officers had determined that the restroom was graffiti-free. After she left, officers found two separate epithets for black people, Brown said. The epithets were written in black ink, and Moorjaney was carrying a black felt marker, Brown said.
A law enforcement source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that Moorjaney did not make any statements after being arrested and that police didn't have any motive for the incidents.
The source said Moorjaney's arrest came as a complete surprise to school officials who had the highest regard for her as a teacher.
"It's inexplicable because she has a fine record and she's well thought of,'' the source said. "She's one of the last people they would have thought was capable of doing something like this."
Moorjaney was awaiting arraignment Friday night in Queens Criminal Court. Under the Hate Crime laws, she faces up to four years in prison if convicted.