A Muslim-hating woman with a cell phone was able to walk into Excel Academy Charter High School on Bremen Street and spew her disgust in a video about a school display that highlighted the contributions people of Arab descent - including Steve Jobs - have made to the world.
State Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) reports the school has agreed to increase security to block people who don't belong inside after the woman posted her rant to an East Boston Facebook group:
Behavior like this is disappointing, concerning & has no place in our community. Incident was brought to our attn last week. Since then we've spoken with City, police & Excel. All are following up. Excel is also adding extra security protocols so this doesn't happen again.
City Councilor Lydia Edwards (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) agreed:
I saw the video. I spoke to the principal. BPD was also notified. Top concern is safety. But to be clear I wholly support celebration of diversity and commend Excell Charter for celebrating Arab Americans.
EastieStrong captured the rant, which shows the woman simply walking into the school: