A Rhode Island assistant principal sends an email to staff soliciting “donations” to pay a cartel “coyote” who brought a student to the U.S.
On Friday, screenshots from a leaked email sent by Mount Pleasant High School assistant principal Stefani Harvey hit social media. According to the photos, Harvey asked staff members for “donations” to pay off a cartel coyote that brought a student to the states.
Harvey shared that the unnamed student is close to meeting the $5,000 payment goal but is still $2,000 short and is need of support.
“We have a student who came to America with “coyote,” which is a group that helps people,” Harvey wrote. “This group gives you a time frame to make a payment of $5,000 dollars to those, who bring them into the states.”
It looks like Mount Pleasant High School in Rhode Island is soliciting donations from teachers to pay a debt to a cartel that trafficked a student. pic.twitter.com/1LcZuR051d
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The email continued, “Our student needs our urgent support to raise another $2,000 to meet his goal of $5,000 by February 1st, 2023. Please consider helping if you can by donating on Friday.”
However, an email from the school’s principal Tiffany Delaney, also surfaced online. In the message, Delaney says the way the assistant principal made the request was inappropriate.
“I was informed there was an email seeking financial support for one of our students,” Delaney wrote. “I appreciate the faculty and staff contributing to a cause that supports a student. But the nature of the request is not appropriate. All funds contributed will be returned and we will seek more appropriate methods to support our students.”
Nevertheless, Providence Public School District says they’re currently investigating the incident.
“The Providence Public School District is now investigating,” Chief Communications Officer Nice Domings said. “We will not be commenting further on ongoing personnel matters to ensure the proper processes can take place.”