APEX, NC (WTVD) — An Apex mom, who is also a Wake County Public School System principal, was appalled by the response she got from a neighbor, who happens to be an Apex police officer, over the Christmas card she sent out this year.
Lori Nelson said it was meant to spark joy.
So she was caught off guard by the reaction from the police officer who lives next door.
The reaction was in response to one of the photos on her card. It features 11 family photos and offers a year in review.
There are snapshots from trips to the mountains, beach and Washington D.C. And one of the photos was from a Black Lives Matter protest she took her children to this year, to show them what it means to fight for justice.
But Nelson says an Apex police officer living next door fired off a text message after receiving the holiday greeting.
“I can’t believe that someone, a leader in my community, would write that to me,” she said. “Most concerning was when he said he would not tolerate this anymore.”
The officer allegedly wrote he was “appalled” the image was sent to him and that he “finds it very hard to believe” that an “upper middle-class white family living in the suburbs has the slightest clue about the issue outside of what you watch on the news.”