On June 26, 1997, teacher Roland Pierre, then 62, was arrested on felony sex-abuse charges after he allegedly called one of his students into an empty classroom, closed the door and molested her. Officials would not explain what happened since, but sources said the criminal charges were apparently dismissed, and a DOE disciplinary case was "dropped on a technicality."
Dat be racis’, I imagine.
Pierre was suspended from teaching but has continued since 1997 to receive full pay and fringe benefits, including health, pension and vacation. At his age, he can collect Social Security as well as his full salary, so his annual income may be close to $125,000 And, the clincher, as the DOE has no required retirement age, he can continue like this for the rest of his life!
Did I mention that NY is virtually bankrupt?