Sources: Middle school teacher in Herricks School District pulled from classroom amid controversial video
A middle school teacher in the Herricks Union Free School District has been pulled from the classroom due to a controversial video, according to sources.
In a message to the Herricks School District Community, Dr. Tony Sinanis, Superintendent of Schools of the Herricks School District said the following:
“It has come to our attention that there is a video currently circulating on various platforms that allegedly features one of our teachers. We understand that the contents of this video are disturbing and upsetting. In light of this, we are conducting a full investigation into the matter and the teacher has been removed from the classroom. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this challenging time. We remain committed to upholding the values of our district and ensuring the well-being of our students."
News 12 spoke with a Herricks parent who received the message from the superintendent in an email.
The parent said, "We're kind of in limbo and we don't really know what's going on, but it has to be something serious if the teacher was removed from the classroom."
The Nassau County District Attorney's Office confirms to News 12 that they too are investigating the matter with their law enforcement partners.
The Board of Education had a meeting Wednesday at the Herricks Community Center.