A Department of Education special investigator has resigned and been banned from future employment with the department, after his superiors claimed that he had engaged in a sexting relationship with a teacher.
Three New York City employees were arrested in separate incidents early Sunday.
Officials suspended James Lang without pay from his tenured job as an English teacher at Fords Middle School 20 months ago.
A former Westchester County teacher was arraigned on rape charges Wednesday, after she allegedly had a sexual affair with a 14-year-old boy who attended her school.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie drew some heat this weekend after he got into a quarrel with a public school teacher at a campaign appearance, according to published reports.
Stunned reaction continued Tuesday from friends of Long Island church singer Saundra Simonee, whose body was found dumped in a parking lot last week.
A high school teacher in Ossining pleaded guilty to a rape charge this week, admitting to having sex with a 16-year-old student.
Police in Ossining said John Azabache, a math teacher at Ossining High School, was arraigned Friday on two charges of third-degree rape. Defense lawyer Tony Castro said he pleaded not guilty and posted $50,000 bail.
The NYPD Internal Affairs office was investigating this week, after an officer struck and killed a man while allegedly talking on a cell phone in Brooklyn this past weekend.
According to police, Brian Kearins, 33, was arrested just after midnight on charges of rape, criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child. His victim was a 16-year-old girl, police said.
“I don’t sleep, I cannot eat because that beast took my life,” the alleged victim’s grandmother said. “He broke my heart.”
Anthony Criscuolo, 40, was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree rape, predatory sexual assault against a child, attempted rape and endangering the welfare of a child, authorities said.
An elementary school teacher in the Bronx was arrested Wednesday and charged with raping a 10-year-old student.
A Greenwich middle school teacher accused of threatening to “shoot up” the school has been ordered by a judge to undergo mental health counseling and to stay away from the building.
The Department of Education is considering requiring prospective teachers to achieve at least a B average in college before they can get state certification. The new 3.0 grade-point requirement would represent a slight increase from the current 2.75.