Skip to comments.Probe: NYC teacher had students write to inmate
Posted on 02/15/2012 5:39:36 PM PST by massmike
Investigators say a New York City teacher had her students make Christmas cards for an incarcerated felon.
The special commissioner of investigation for city schools says Queens public school teacher Melissa Dean asked her fifth-graders to make holiday cards for someone who was lonely.
The commissioners report was issued Wednesday. It says Dean mailed the cards to a friend serving time at the upstate Groveland Correctional Facility for weapons charges and violating an order of protection.
Some of the cards included students names and addresses. The package of cards was intercepted by prison officials, who called the school principal. That triggered the investigation.
Dean was removed from the classroom. The Department of Education is seeking to fire her.
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The next period they were taught about how the different kinds of condoms work and mapped a route to the nearest abortion clinic.
The upside is that the kids probably misspelled their addresses.
Let us hope these felons don’t pay visits to these kids houses when they get out.
This is totally insane.
“It says Dean mailed the cards to a friend serving time”
According to the NY Post’s, the crud wasn’t just her friend, but her boyfriend.
Either way, this woman needs to be canned (fat chance, I know). To do this was incredibly irresponsible. To do it without even bothering to ask the parents first makes it even worse.
Here’s a link to the full text of the investigation of the incident, btw:
If I was one of the parents, I would be waiting at her door. Of her home.
The inmate could have sold those children’s cards and addresses to other felons. Who could have tracked them down when they were released.
What is going on in our country??!!
And where is Charles Bronson when you need him?
This thing may be even worse than it seems. Apparently the incarcerated boyfriend was previous charged with possession of kiddie porn:
Now, it is true he wasn’t convicted. But I find myself wondering about the possibility of a chilling ulterior motive for the teacher’s “project”. Especially since she *encouraged* the students to put their personal information and home addresses on the cards.
In NYC if she were having sex with the kids it could take 10 years to can her. She would be getting paid for nothing in the meantime.
The cards were mailed, these children ARE in danger
“teacher Melissa Dean asked her fifth-graders to make holiday cards for someone who was lonely.”
Why yes Miss Dean why not? That lonely person in jail would love to hear from your fifth graders. Never mind the fact that he is in jail for boinking a fifth grader just like one in your class before he was busted.
Miss Dean you need to sit in the corner with a dunce cap!
“The package of cards was intercepted by prison officials, who called the school principal.”