Bellport High School
Jonathan Elsalam has pleaded not guilty to the rape and other charges against him. He’s also facing a $10 million lawsuit filed by the student.
Kevin O’Connell said he was handed termination papers after he refused to pressure a teacher at Bellport High School into changing a star football player’s algebra grade so the student would qualify for a full scholarship to Syracuse University.
Thursday night, Mejia was remembered at the Bellport High graduation ceremony. Tributes to her were everywhere: on the stage, in the program. Balloons were released to honor her.
Wearing purple ribbons on their gowns and writing tributes to Jennifer Mejia on their caps, Bellport High School’s 2011 graduation class tried to have as normal a graduation as possible despite the tragic circumstances.