An Instagram post from a virtual classroom shows a Forensic science teacher in the Pebblebrooks School District in Mableton, Georgia telling her students “It’s sad that she [Breonna Taylor] put herself in that position,” according to TMZ.
Susan McCoy has since apologized for her statements but the damage is already done. As seen in a student Zoom room, Ms.McCoy is seen and heard saying the following:
“I’m sorry she was killed ,but you know, when you hang out with people with guns who shoot at cops you’re likely to get caught in the crossfire. She was hanging out with a guy who was wanted on charges,they knocked and he fired at them and they fired back.” McCoy went on to say that race is not an issue, adding, “You know, if you hang out with people who are criminals and they shoot at a cop you’re likely to get caught in the crossfire. It does not matter what color your skin is, you’re likely to get caught in the crossfire.”
Nevermind the irony of not having the facts of a case in a forensic science class, another issue is that this conversation was biased and factually inaccurate, as Kenneth Walker who was in the apartment with Breonna at the time of her death, is a registered gun owner, not a criminal and was never “wanted on charges”but, Ms.McCoy’s theory of this tragedy is tone-deaf to say the least.
See the original Instagram post here.