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.
A new effort was launched Saturday to remember one of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn.
A former Long Island elementary school teacher who served a 6 1/2-year prison term for downloading child pornography has now disappeared from the halfway house where he was living in Brooklyn.
A former sixth-grade English teacher is facing jail time after pleading guilty to the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl.
Some of the candidates said that if elected they would not let new charter schools share space with traditional public schools as they do now. Such a change would make it difficult to open charter schools.
A high school teacher in Albany has been placed on leave, after students were advised to think like a Nazi and argue that “Jews are evil” as part of an assignment.