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Bronx High School of Science faces high teacher turnover rate this year

The New York Times reported on September 16 that 8 of 20 social studies teachers at Bronx High School of Science have decided not to teach at the school again this year. “In my 25 years of teaching experience, I have never witnessed so many people transfer out of one department so quickly,” said Louis DiIulio, on of the social studies teachers who decided to stay at the school. Many teachers blame the administration. The New York Times found in interviews conducted with 7 former or current teachers at Bronx Science that teachers felt berated and disrespected by the administration, and in particular by Principal Valerie Reidy. Ms. Reidy, though, claims that turnover is a natural part of the school environment. “Turnover happens, and our job is to make sure that when turnover happens it’s a positive thing for students,” she said.

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Family learns drunk driver who hit and killed their loved one was a cop

The family of Tyre Chisholm, 22-year old struck down by a drunk driver earlier this week, was not told that their loved one’s killer was an off-duty cop. The family had to hear it on the news, reported the New York Post.  They were shocked that no one had told them.

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Reggae star charged with possession of 310 pounds of marijuana

Cops spotted reggae artist of smash hit “I’ll do anything for you,” Denroy Morgan, leaving an apartment in Soundview with a brick of marijuana. They pulled him over for running a stop sign and noticed the car smelled of weed, a source told The Daily News. They found a trunk full of marijuana. Later during a search of Morgan’s house, cops found a pile of weed bricks with an estimated street value of up to $351,000. Morgan was charged with criminal possession.

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Cops say ticket fixing is a widespread practice

In the wake of a suicide attempt by Robert McGee, one Bronx police officer charged with making ticket violations disappear for friends and family, other police officers speak out about the practice. They call it widespread, NY1 reported, and a courtesy to policemen and their families. Policemen are eager to see the trial end and indictments issued. The not knowing makes many policemen anxious and may have contributed to the suicide attempt by thirty-year police veteran, McGee.

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Cop kills 22-year old in the Bronx while driving under the influence

Early Wednesday morning off duty cop, Luis Arnao, hit pedestrian Tyre Chisholm while speeding down White Plains Road in Wakefield. Chisolm was just 22-years old. “He didn’t deserve this,” said the victim’s aunt, Karen Chisholm, “He wanted to get a job and prosper.” The Daily News reported Arnao was charged with vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

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Female bus driver assaulted for passing a bus stop in Fordham

Maria Hogan had to pass the 192nd Street/Kingsbridge Road stop due to construction. An angry passenger attacked Hogan several blocks later, punching and pushing her. This is the second attack on a bus driver this month. The MTA, ABC Local reported, is expected to buy 100 new bus partitions to protect drivers.

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Stress from “ticket-fixing” trial may have been cause in cop’s suicide attempt

Wednesday morning 62-year old police officer Robert McGee touched the third rail of an elevated train track in the Bronx in a suicide attempt. Officer McGee is one of the more than a dozen Bronx cops charged with helping their friends and family avoid paying traffic tickets. The New York Times quotes the president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, Patrick J. Lynch, saying that it was “no surprise that New York City police officers have reached a breaking point,” as the investigation had dragged on for months.

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Bronx public school teacher charged with sexual abuse

Tulsie Singh, 35, was arrested yesterday on charges of sexual abuse of a young boy at P.S. 306 in Tremont. Sources told NY1 that past accusations had been made against the teacher. The Department of Education removed Singh from the school more than once but then allowed him to return. He is out on bail.

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