NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A city report says a high school teacher in Harlem did nothing wrong before a student left the school and drowned herself in the Hudson River in May.
One news report said the teacher at the elite High School for Math, Science and Engineering screamed at Omotayo Adeoye, 17, when she was caught cheating on a practice test with her cellphone. But as WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported, Special Commissioner of Schools Investigations Richard Condon said Monday that his office interviewed 11 classmates who all said that wasn’t the case.
“The teacher went back and took the cellphone and just announced to the class in general, ‘Look, this is a practice test. It doesn’t help you to cheat on it,'” Condon told Silverman.