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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dean Stephan Hudson Beats Up 15-Year old Kristoff John

The Department of Education lied to the parent and covered up what Dean Stephan Hudson did to15-year old Kristoff John.

Happens all the time.

The lying by the DOE, I mean, to parents, police, safety agents, arbitrators, anyone who doesnt buy "their" version of the "facts".

That is why I started this blog - because in the end, no one knew really anything about the thousands of people who were re-assigned over the past 10 years, in the new or old rubber rooms, along the same line as in Elentuck v Green, where the Supreme Court and the Appellate Division ruled that there are no facts in observations. However arbitrators hired by the UFT-NYSUT-DOE Gotcha Squad Teacher Performance Unit (incompetency cases) have terminated teachers for so-called "incompetency" based upon observations by the principals, APs, and PIP+ observers who simply gave an opinion, biased and predetermined in many cases.

Not only have excellent teachers been put through this unfair torture for no reason other than retaliation, jealousy, hatred, or other non-professional motives, but when good teachers are removed no one takes their place. No one is really in charge, its' a free-for-all "I-can-get-rid-of-you" power scheme.

To protect his favorites in the schools, Mayor Bloomberg banned cell phones from children, because many were taking pictures of Deans, APs, Principals, and teaachers beating kids up. Mike wanted to stop children and their parents from telling him what to do.

And, there are teachers out there who hit children and take kids home with them for the wrong reasons.

So, stories like the beating of Mr. John, 15 years old, is again, reason for concern about Dennis Walcott and Mayor Bloomberg's continued supervision.

SEE IT: Hulking teacher slams teen at school

When Diane John got a call from her son’s school saying he’d gotten into a fight with a teacher, she thought the boy was lying when he insisted he’d done nothing wrong.
Then she got a call from the Daily News.
“Oh my god!” she gasped when The News first showed her a shocking video revealing what really happened to 15-year-old Kristoff John during the March 6 incident at school. “No! No! No!”
The exclusive video obtained by the paper shows the scrawny freshman taking a severe beating from a much larger teacher at the George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School in Brooklyn.
The video shows shop teacher and security dean Stephan Hudson grabbing the boy by his arm, throwing him to the ground and bashing him twice against a table.
At the end of the fight, the boy is apprehended by school cops.


Kristof John, 15, is now living in Grenada with family to escape the abuse he suffered at the Brooklyn school.

“They lied to me!” the betrayed mom said tearfully when The News showed her the clip for the first time. “No one wants to see their son taken advantage of and beaten like this.”
The school had told her that her son had been the aggressor in a “little incident” with a teacher, she said.
She was told that the school was being generous by not punishing the boy.
Now, she said, she’s furious — and wants answers.
Kristoff said the attack left his back so sore that he couldn’t walk properly for several days.
“I was fearing for my life,” he said. “I was surprised he hit me. I didn’t have time to think.”

Principal Janine Kieran didn't respond to News' requests after security dean is caught on camera severely beating student.

The 5-foot-3 boy who weighs just 116 pounds said he transferred out of the school after the incident and is now living with an aunt in his family’s native Grenada.
He said he did nothing to provoke the altercation.
The teacher, Hudson, refused to talk to The News when confronted at the school’s graduation and again at his Jersey City home.
The school’s principal, Janine Kieran, also did not respond to several requests for comment.
An Education Department spokeswoman said Hudson, who has been working in city schools since 1990 and makes $95,202, was disciplined over the incident but declined to elaborate.
According to Kristoff, the scuffle began on a morning when he was running late for class. When he swiped his security card at the school entrance, it didn’t work and he tried to push through.
Hudson, who at nearly 300 pounds is more than twice the boy’s size, grabbed the young man by the arm to stop him, a surveillance video shows.

Three safety agents tackled freshman Kristoff John to break up fight while Stephan Hudson walked away.

When the boy yanked his arm away, Hudson grabbed him again and brutally threw him to the floor, before dragging him across a table and wrestling him to the ground.
As horrified students began to gather in a crowd, three school safety agents arrived and tackled the boy. Hudson walked away.
Kids who saw the fight said it was a one-sided beatdown.
Mr. Hudson should’ve let him go,” said Arleth Morfe, 17, a senior from Bayside who witnessed the altercation, adding, “It looked like Kristoff was having a panic attack.”
That afternoon, it was Hudson who made the call to Kristoff’s mother. He told her that Kristoff had attacked him but that he would graciously settle the matter quietly.
“He said they would shake hands and work it out, but I never knew the extent of it,” said John, adding, “They didn’t tell me anything else.”
When John’s son got home, he told her that Hudson had started the dustup and that his back had been injured by the muscular, 39-year-old dean.
“He said, but mom, you haven’t seen the video,” said John, who claims she asked principal Kieran to locate the footage.
“The principal told me she was going to look into it and get back to me — but she never got back to me,” said John, who let the matter drop.
After a few weeks the boy was still miserable and complaining of being bullied at school — so John sent him to live with her sister in Grenada.

Jeff Bachner for New York Daily News

Diane John displays a photo of her son Kristoff John.

Now that she’s seen the video, John wants Education officials and police to investigate the incident.
In the meantime, she believes that Hudson should be removed from the school.
“That man should be gone,” she said.
John’s fiancĂ© is diplomat Derrick James, Grenada’s consul general in New York.
James viewed the video as a family member, but said his office will investigate the matter.
“We are going to look into this and see what we can do as a community to make sure that this does not happen to any child,” said James, adding, “What’s most troubling is that the parent was lied to.”
With Kerry Burke, Dan McCarthy and Joe Kemp


Anonymous said...

I so love, how the Chancellor is going to get rid of This guy....with swift justice-but th principal who helped cover it up...REMAINS IN THE POSITION. The NYCDOE is so notorious for disparate treatment of management-it's disgusting! Also, I am wondering, where did the Newspaper get this secret video....obviously it was recorded by a school camera...and therefore, must be DOE PROPERTY...hmmmm....although the teacher maybe wrong, there is something rotten in DENMARK.

Anonymous said...

I know this teacher personally, he is one who truly cares for the well being and future of our children. He was a student of Westinghouse and has been a teacher for nineteen years. I don't know what this student did or said before entering the school but I know it was disrespectful and out of line. Everyone raves how horrible Hudson is , well how would Anyone feel greeted by " Suck my D$?!, and F$ck you. By the way where is this kids father ???
Maybe if he was raised with respect and morals, getting his ass beat at home.....He could show to school with manners. Mr.Hudson is human. No his job shouldnt be taken away, the city is doing a severe injustice to a wonderful teacher and human being its so sad. The city just wants to cover there ass. The mother probably thinks she hit the lotto !!!

Anonymous said...

The mother should have been shown the video. I don't care what school this abuser went to he had no right to beat up a kid. He is a bully. Sandusky was at Penn State does that mean he didn't abuse those children? NO! But he got away with it for years. Due to that bully of a Dean this boy's mother DID and should "hit the Lotto", and that bully should be fired.

Anonymous said...

S. Hudson conducts himself with respect nearly all the time and has prevented more arrests and fights than you can count.
Student has a history of problems,
destroying property
disrespecting teachers directly and violent behavior.
Unfortunately, some of tape was not shown. The incident got ugly, but there have been numerous problems surrounding student that
were' worked out ' by understanding people on the student's behalf.
This was a hatchet job on Hudson
by a disgruntled co-worker(s)).
Was supposed to be out of school since January.

Anonymous said...

Bullshit... I went to this school and know this teacher personally, he is an asshole and has always tried to get away with rough-housing students... Well I'm 30 years old now, I wish he would try to tussle with me now... I'm not 16 anymore... you fat ass bastard.