CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An assistant principal at a Suffolk County high school accused of sending racy text messages to students and faculty has pleaded not guilty.
Craig Cohen, 47, assistant principal at Wyandanch Memorial High School in Wyandanch, was arraigned Tuesday at Suffolk County First District Court in Central Islip.
Cohen stood handcuffed and with his head down as he entered a not guilty plea, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.
Police said Cohen sent several inappropriate text messages, some of which were sexual in nature, to two students and one faculty member at the school, CBS 2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported.
Cohen was able to get the students’ phone numbers by physically taking their cell phones from their hands and calling his own phone number, Gusoff reported.