Local teacher wears ‘I CAN’T BREATHE’ shirt, then gets threats online

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A wall in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, is spray painted with the words “I CAN’T BREATHE,” May 30, 2020. Recently, an English teacher at El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills wore a t-shirt that said “I CAN’T BREATHE,” then got online complaints about it from a father of one of her students. Threats on social media followed. Photo by Amy Ta/KCRW

An English teacher at El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills has had to flee her house after receiving death threats. It started after the father of one of her students complained online about her wearing a t-shirt that said “I CAN’T BREATHE.” That slogan has become a rallying cry for Black Lives Matter.