A former Andover School Committee chair and current Andover High School building committee member is under fire after posting a photo on the Andover Education Association’s Facebook page that likened the teachers’ strike to the January 6 insurrection.
Shannon Scully posted a photo of rioters in the Capitol Hill rotunda as a comment on an Andover Education Association Facebook post that included video of a press conference and rally earlier on Monday.
“Really classy, Shannon Hembrough Scully, as always,” AEA wrote. “There were children and parents alongside us that you’re also degrading. Of course, facts don’t matter to you, and they never have.”
Scully said she posted the photo after reports of school committee members delaying a meeting for 90 minutes because of safety concerns.
“I understand the AEA believes they are simply advocating for a cause, but it has turned to increasingly personal attacks against members of our School Committee,” Scully said in an email when asked for comment, “and it has gone too far when people have concerns for their personal safety and the safety of their families.”
After the photo was removed from the thread, the union shared a screenshot of the post and demanded an apology.
“Apologies, but the internet is forever,” the union said. “We’ll gladly help you try to erase it if YOU publicly apologize to all the educators, parents, and students you insulted today.”