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Statement from Superintendent Jody Monroe on arrest of School’s Out employee

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on November 12, 2019

The following is a statement from Superintendent Jody Monroe on the arrest of a School’s Out employee:

The Bethlehem Central School District learned today that an employee of School’s Out, Inc., a private contractor which provides before- and after-school programs at elementary schools in the district, was arrested by the Bethlehem Police Department on Monday, November 11, on four misdemeanor charges of Forcible Touching and four misdemeanor charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

The charges stem from allegations relating to an incident that took place at Glenmont Elementary School on the morning of Wednesday, November 6, before the start of the school day. The alleged incident involved four students who were participating in the School’s Out program. The School’s Out students immediately reported the incident to other School’s Out personnel and also to their parents, who contacted the police. The case is being investigated by the Bethlehem Police Department.

A copy of the November 12 press release from the Bethlehem Police Department can be viewed here. The individual named in the complaint was not employed by the school district.

The safety and well-being of our students is the district’s top priority. The school district is fully committed to working with the Bethlehem Police Department as they continue to investigate this matter. Anyone who may have concerns related to this matter is encouraged to contact the Bethlehem Police Department at 518-439-9973.