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PS 87

Rainbow Loom bracelet (credit: Instagram/Rainbow Loom)

Rubber Banned: Upper West Side School Prohibits Popular Rainbow Loom Bracelets

PS 87 has banned Rainbow Loom, the colorful make-them-yourself rubber band bracelets, because the fad is distracting and has led to fights on the playground, the principal said.

10/17/2013

Brett Picou

For Fifth Time This Month, A NYC Teacher Is Arrested For Alleged Child Sex Abuse

Brett Picou, 30, an art teacher at P.S. 52, was charged with sexual abuse of a child under the age of 11.

02/23/2012

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Bronx Substitute Teacher Arrested For Alleged Sex Crime Against Student

Police say 27-year-old substitute teacher Chukwuma Duru is accused of forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child at the Bronx Career and College Prep High School on Feb. 9.

02/22/2012

Gregory Atkins (L), Taleek Brooks (R) (credit: CBS 2)

Parents, Politicians Question Education Dept. Over Recent Alleged Sex Abuse Arrests

Police made two arrests this week: teacher’s aide Gregory Atkins in Manhattan and another teacher’s aide, Taleek Brooks, in Brooklyn.

02/11/2012

Gregory Atkins (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Teacher’s Aide, Accused Of Sex Abuse, Arrested Friday

“It’s appalling and a shock, because you wouldn’t think of it in a school like this,” parent David Callaway said.

02/10/2012