Police: Patchogue-Medford school district teacher arrested and charged with criminal mischief

In a letter to parents, the superintendent confirmed the arrested, saying it was for a "non-school-related matter."

News 12 Staff

Jan 12, 2024, 1:39 AM

Updated 154 days ago

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A teacher in the Patchogue-Medford Union Free School District was arrested and taken into custody on Wednesday, police say.
Police say Nicholas Clemente, of Yaphank, is charged with criminal mischief.
In a letter to parents, the superintendent confirmed the arrested, saying it was for a "non-school-related matter."
The district website lists Clemente as a cross county coach at Oregon Middle School.
Clemente pleaded not guilty Thursday.


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