Where in government’s infinite wisdom it sets up drug-free zones around schools, to protect children and toughen penalties, but where a teacher is shooting heroin in the faculty lounge they can’t figure out what to do about it !
Ladies and gentlemen, you have just entered the twilight zone.
And the answer to poor schools and education will always be “Mo’ Money”.
By Leonard Sparks
Published: 2:00 AM – 02/20/14
Last updated: 4:43 PM – 02/20/14
FALLSBURG (NY)— Two days after news broke that police were investigating six teachers and an aide after twice finding heroin and paraphernalia in the faculty men’s bathroom at Benjamin Cosor Elementary, Fallsburg’s school board faced questions from angered parents.
About 100 people showed up for Wednesday evening’s board meeting, which was moved to the auditorium at Fallsburg Junior/Senior High School to accommodate the crowd.
Many criticized the administration’s decision to withhold information about the first of the two discoveries, which occurred just before winter break in December.
Others criticized the district’s unions for teachers and aides, and called for the suspension of the seven faculty members until they reversed their refusals to provide urine samples to police.
Dawn Ciorciari of Hurleyville kept her 5-year-old daughter home from prekindergarten on Wednesday and said she felt uncomfortable sending her to school on Thursday.
“It’s really sad to me that I had to sit her down this morning and say something about drugs,” Ciorciari said of Wednesday’s decision.
The Fallsburg administration, the Fallsburg Teacher’s Association and the Fallsburg School-Related Professionals union have come under fire over the investigation, which began in December.
A quantity of heroin and several needles were found in the faculty restroom at Cosor the Friday before the Dec. 23 winter break. Then, sometime between the morning and afternoon of Feb. 11, a school staff member reportedly found a heroin baggie.
Camera footage was used to identify eight people who used the bathroom before Monday’s discovery, police said.
One, a contract employee providing occupational therapy, voluntarily gave a urine sample. The others — the six teachers and the aide — got legal representation and refused requests for urine samples, police said. /… Continue
“All of your comments are valid….and I can assure you that we are taking everything quite seriously”.
Help me….since December the person is using the Faculty Lounge for a shooting gallery, in an elementary school….”seriously“? You are kidding, aren’t you?
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