First, Olga Perez Stable Cox, the California professor caught on video calling Donald Trump’s election an “act of terrorism” and saying that some of the students in her classroom were responsible for “the assault,” went into hiding.
Now, Cox claims that she is the victim of terror.
“Now, at 66, I’m paranoid,” she told The Washington Post. “It doesn’t feel good at all to be looking over my shoulder and wondering when an unfamiliar car pulls up across the street whether they’re going to take a picture of me or something worse — but that’s my life now. I feel like I’ve been attacked by a mob of people all across the country.”
“If they’re telling me over and over again that they want to shoot me in the face, how am I supposed to know if they’re going to do it or not?” she said.
“Every time I walked towards my office I was afraid it might have been broken into,” she continued. “I feared that my home would be vandalized coming home from work each day. No matter what your rational side tells you, it’s still really frightening.”
The teacher in hiding says that she has appealed to local authorities and the FBI for help, but has been told nothing can be done unless property is vandalized or she is attacked physically.
“My parents left Cuba so we would not have this kind of harassment and so we would have access to free education,” Cox said. “They made sacrifices to bring us here, and I’m proud to be an American.”
“It’s just hard to believe that this is happening to me. And if this is what America is turning into, we all need to be afraid,” she added.
The video of Cox’s comments on the election was originally filmed by a conservative student. That video was handed over to Orange Coast College Republicans.