LEWISTON, Maine — Authorities say a part-time adult education teacher authored a postcard that prompted a Maine mayor to warn the city’s immigrants.

Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald originally said he was worried that the postcard would cause fear among the immigrant community. It described U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents coming to Lewiston to deport immigrants. But the postcard writer ends the note with a plea to protect immigrants. Mcdonald said he misread the card.

The Lewiston Sun Journal (http://bit.ly/2pnG2Fa ) reports the part-time teacher wrote Lewiston Adult Education on the return address after signing her name on the postcard. School superintendent Bill Webster says it was “inappropriate” for the teacher to write the school address. He said her actions were not affiliated with the school.

Webster says the woman is still teaching at the school.


Information from: Sun-Journal, http://www.sunjournal.com

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