A high school science teacher allegedly shared an “outrageously offensive photo” of his students and is now facing a $12 million lawsuit.
Shown by a teacher at Longwood High, the image included a slideshow recapping a class trip to the Bronx Zoo.
In one of the photos, there was pictured four black students in front of a gorilla with the words, “Monkey do,” captioned above them.
Many students took the caption as a racial slur. The lawyer representing the four teens along with their parents filed a suit of the claim.
The students’ lawyer, Attorney John Ray, called the behavior of the teacher, Edward Heinrichs, “outrageously offensive,” claiming his behavior “insulted and humiliated” the four teens.