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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Teacher Profiling in New York City

If you are a teacher in NYC you are a target.

That's the bad news. The good news is that the stupidity of the Department of Education is starting to show, as Hany Abdalla is arrested then released after one day. How does "sorry" remedy this situation? Why cant the DOE treat teachers and education employees like people, and stop criminalizing everyone and asking questions later?

Betsy Combier

Charges dropped against teacher's aide in upper West Side groping case

Married father of 3 freed after 2nd-grader's account disputed by other students and teachers

Hany Abdalla, an aide at Public School 84, leaves Manhattan Criminal Court on Thursday after allegations that he touched an 8-year-old student were ruled unfounded.
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Updated: Friday, April 27, 2012, 12:00 AM

An Upper West  Side public school aide who was arrested for sex abuse and fired was freed Thursday after the charges proved unfounded.
Hany Abdalla, a paraprofessional at Public School 84 on W.92nd Street,St., was accused of touching an 8-year-old girl and arrested Wednesday.
But the 35-year-old married father of three, who has worked at PS 84 since 2007, was freed Thursday and all charges were dropped.
His lawyer, Virginia LoPreto, said the accuser’s account was contradicted by teachers and other students in the second-grade class.
“There were serious questions about the validity of the allegations,” LoPreto said. “We can only hope that the rumors that this was motivated by ethnic bias are untrue.”
At least seven city school workers have been arrested for sex crimes involving students in 2012.
Education officials said that Abdalla had no previous investigations by school authorities or police.

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