Friday, May 22, 2009

Athena Student Charged With Assaulting Guard

Daniel Simmons Jr., 18, a senior at Greece Athena High School, will appear in court June 17 in connection with an assault on a school security guard. Simmons was charged with second-degree assault, a felony.

School guard Mike Agostinelli needed four stitches in his face after being struck on May 8, said Edward Knaak, director of security for the Greece Central School District.
~~ D&C


SCATS ~~It took two full weeks for this "news" to come out!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

They had to keep it quiet until after the vote, besides why should the community know about stuff like this.
If the GPD can do it why should not the school system.

Anonymous said...

Of course the school district was going to keep a lid on this for as long as they could. It's their modis operendi. Students and employees committing crimes while on district property is always covered up. Knaak's job is to keep it all out of the press and forget about filing a police report. Even if one is filed the GPD bury it because they are in cahouts with the district. CYA at all costs.

Anonymous said...

Did the board know?

Anonymous said...

Why would the board care, they've got their family members in Greece's "private" public schools. I'm going to guess that Mr. Simmons doesn't meet the aforementioned criteria needed to attend these schools. As a result, the children of Greece's "commoners" are left dealing with him. The next time someone here references the great results coming out of our "private" schools and uses those results to justify there existence, remember this story. When you don't have someone like Mr. Simmons sitting next to you in class, you can concentrate on what the teacher is saying.

Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight, ...you think that ANY school district in Monroe county call the media and tell tehm, oh we had a bad studnet that assulted a security guard when they were breaking up a fight?? This stuff happens at more places than Greece. And it isn't the schools job to call and alert the press any time there is a fight.

Anonymous said...

11:48, If you don't work in PR somewhere... you should. Interesting that you seem unable to differentiate between a district not calling the press, and a school district attempting to make sure the press doesn't find out. Big Tobacco could sure use someone like you on their side. As to your ascertain that "it isn't the schools job to call and alert the press any time there is a fight", I can only laugh (perhaps to keep from crying). That said, your right. It would be unrealistic to think that every fight in every school should be divulged to the press. Perhaps it would be more realistic, however, if just the fights that result in FELONY charges could be mentioned. Kind of like.... oh, I don't know... this one!

SCATS said...

I've received information that this incident was NOT kept secret. A Connect-Ed message was sent to Athena families on the afternoon of May 8th. It appears our newspaper is running half a month behind!

Meaghan said...

The school district sent a Connect-Ed message on May 8 noting that the arrested student has a June 17 court date?
Holy Cow!
That's truly impressive prescience!

SCATS said...

Ahhh there she is! Blogging instead of working again. Is it furlough time this week?

Anonymous said...

Here we go again. My prediction: an "Anonymous" writer will now mysteriously drop in (again) with support for Meg. Hopefully this time, the anonymous writer will think to change HER language, so as to not so easily expose HERSELF ;)

SCATS said...

To 4:12PM ~~ Something's "fishy" about your post ... Oh I just realized! It's Friday. Time for a fishfry :)

What gets lost on Meg, seeing as she's not a parent, is that parents want to hear about violence in the schools as it occurs, not when it gets to court.

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Anonymous said...

What does that mean "clicks?"

I agree when something happens parents want to know. I mean all district parents not just the school where the event transpires. Believe it or not kids get around through sports and other activities. What impacts one school can impact a whole bunch. Why not send ConnectEd to everyone?

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SCATS said...

While SCATS was away, the mice did play.

BLOG Administration deleted several inane comments, mostly one-liners.

Anonymous said...

"Why would the board care, they've got their family members in Greece's "private" public schools."

How many board members have kids at the lottery schools? Looking at the bios of the three most recently elected, none have kids or ever had kids at Odyssey. I think Tydings has kids at Odyssey but he did before he was elected. Who can you name who got a school board seat and the "won" the lottery?

Anonymous said...

O'Toole has kids at a lottery school. And Hauer. and McCabe. Russell won the lottery after election. Look at it another way: how many board members past or present had kids at Apollo or Olympia? Very few!