NYC principal apologizes for anti-Israel email to staff after blowback

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The Brooklyn principal who urged her staff to demand government sanctions against Israel has privately apologized to them — but only following a public demand by the head of the city school system, The Post has learned.

“As the Principal of a diverse school community who is committed to social justice causes and human rights concerns, I want to apologize for using school email to strongly communicate my personal views and not being as inclusive and mindful of other perspectives as I could have been,” MS 136 Principal Amanda Bueno wrote in an email Saturday that was obtained by The Post.

“It was not my intention to inflame tensions on this sensitive issue. I apologize for any added hurt, anger, or misunderstanding my email may have caused.”

Bueno — whose controversial directive was exclusively revealed by The Post — sent the mea culpa shortly before 5 p.m., according to an MS 136 teacher who was among the recipients.

The Department of Education on Friday said Bueno’s action was “being addressed internally” and referred to the Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City School District.

A DOE spokesperson declined to comment Monday on Bueno’s apology beyond pointing to Porter’s tweet on Saturday.

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