Highlands Teachers Aide Charged with Endangering Welfare of a Child

WPCNR POLICE GAZETTE. From the City of White Plains Department of Public Safety. May 5, 2014:

Lieutenant Eric Fisher of the White Plains Department of Public Safety confirmed to WPCNR today that a Teachers Aide at Highlands Middle School, White Plains, was arrested and charged Friday, April 25 with Endangering the Welfare of a Child after a female student filed a complaint with the police department the day before, Thursday, April 24.

Fisher told WPCNR, the incident in question happened at 2 P.M. April 24  at the Highlands Middle School in a study hall situation.

Fisher said the individual, “was acting in an inappropriate way in front of 3 or 4 female minor students. The complaint came from one of the students. That’s how we got it. We called him in the next day, and based on that complaint, there was more than enough probable cause (to charge him).”

Fisher said the aide was charged at White Plains City Court and prosecution would be handled by the White Plains local district attorney’s office. Fisher said the possible penalty as a result of the outcome of the case  would be determined by the court.

The suspect is 67 and a resident of White Plains.

The interim Superintendent of Schools in White Plains, Timothy Connors told WPCNR the suspect was suspended without pay at the present time and the school district would  be conducting its own investigation of the incident.

Lieutenant Fisher told WPCNR the police department was not in any way at this time participating in the school district investigation.

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