CONTACT ARDSLEY HIGH SCHOOL
24 Jun 2004
On June 10 in Ardsley High School, located in a tonier
part of Westchester County, dozens of mice were released into the school's
public hallways; on June 11 several rats were released into the cafeteria.
ON NEITHER OCCASION WERE THE POLICE NOTIFIED, which, tragically, might have
prevented the second 'releasing,' in addition to the fact that this is
ANIMAL CRUELTY and violation of public safety as well.
Fortunately at least one student was willing to get
involved, by rescuing the animals and coming forward. The incident is now
being investigated, grudgingly, by school administration, who has not
returned polite phone calls, though it has yet to be reported to the police.
These incidents must not be swept under the rug any
more. This is criminal activity and must be treated as such. These 'pranks'
usually turn up in monied, privileged areas. These students should be held
accountable for their actions and provided with humane education as well.
PLEASE MAKE STRONG COMPLAINTS TO THE FOLLOWING PERSONS:
CHIEF OF POLICE EMIL CALIFANO:
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS DR. RICHARD MAUER:
PRINCIPAL JAMES HAUBNER:
DAWN CATUCCI, SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST:
THE FOLLOWING PERSONS ARE LISTED AS BEING OFFICIALS
VILLAGE OF ARDSLEY:
MAYOR SAMUEL J. ABATE:
GEORGE CALVI, VILLAGE SUPERVISOR:
PAUL FEINER, SUPERVISOR, TOWN OF GREENBURGH:
REP. NITA LOWEY, (D) WESTCHESTER
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