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Protest held against Neptune educator seen on video tossing beer at people after wife’s anti-trans rant

A protest was held Friday outside the Neptune Township School District offices against a middle school vice principal who was caught on video throwing beer on people.

News 12 Staff

May 7, 2021, 9:57 PM

Updated 1,119 days ago

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A protest was held Friday outside the Neptune Township School District offices against a middle school vice principal who was caught on video throwing beer on people who were videotaping his wife’s extended rant against a transgender woman’s use of a public bathroom.
Neptune Middle School Vice Principal Michael Smurro was shown on video tossing a cup of beer when he and his wife realized other patrons were filming them at an outdoor restaurant on April 24 in Galloway Township.
Smurro’s wife was shown ranting to patrons and staff about having to use the bathroom with a transgender woman.
Smurro was then seen throwing beer on the group, as they sat there stunned.
The Neptune school district says that for legal reasons, it cannot publicize the action it took regarding Smurro, but said Friday that the district responded in a "swift and serious” manner.
Superintendent Dr. Tami Crader previously told News 12 New Jersey that after the incident she spoke with Smurro who told her that he regretted his actions.
“In our district, we celebrate our diversity and the uniqueness of all of our school community members. The actions in the video that was shared with me do not reflect our district’s commitment to inclusivity, cooperation, respect, and non-violence,” Crader said.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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