Monday, December 09, 2013
Teachers Disrespected And Attacked And The DOE Does Nothing About It.
A teacher with 20 years of teaching experience was supervising the detention room at Wings Academy in the Bronx when he was attacked by three students in the room. The teacher, Reynaldo Felix called for assistance from School Security and the NYPD. Only the NYPD responded to this vicious gang attack in a timely fashion. Where was school se3curity? The result was the Mr. Felix suffered a cracked jaw from the female student punching him in the face and a fractured spine from the three students pinning him down and kicking him.
What was the response by the school administration to the vicious gang attack? They tried to minimize it and wouldn't suspend two of the three attackers on Mr. Felix. In fact, Mr, Felix went to the courts and obtained an "order of protection" only to find out the school administration refused to honor it, telling Mr. Felix that schools are exempt from its enforcement. Frustrated, with the school administration and the DOE's inaction, he filed an assault charge with the police against the three students who attacked him.
Was this an isolated incident? Afraid not,NBC News 4/s I-team interviewed seven teachers who said the school hides many violent incidents and puts their teaching staff at risk for their safety. In their interview Ms. Nucian Butler, a Biology teacher, stated that school administrators are putting the teachers in jeopardy by not holding troubled teens accountable.
The DOE claims they are conducting a full investigation and will take the appropriate action once the Office Of Special Investigations finishes their investigation. Knowing how corrupt and unfair the DOE investigators are, I wouldn't hold my breath in making either a timely or fair decision.
The entire NBC News 4 I-tean interview can be found Here.
Update: Apparently the Principal at Wings Academy resigned on December 6th according to a commenter on this blog. I guess ex-Principal Lorraine Gutierrez will show up somewhere else in the DOE, probably at a useless CFN where all reassigned principals appear to land.