Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

Prep school drug ring busted; 11 arrested

April 2014: The Mercury News reported the arrest of 11, (2 juveniles and 9 adults) for the elaborate drug ring operation which was attempting to take over the main Line drug trade at several area schools and colleges. The Mercury News wrote: Individuals allegedly involved: The Suppliers Neil K. Scott, 25 years old,...
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Pennsylvania teacher, 31, charged with sex act with student

March 17, 2014: Fox News reported the arrest of 31 year old Emily Nesbit.  The 11th grade teacher faces a charge of institutional sexual assault.  Police say Nesbit was involved in a sexual act with her male student in her classroom at Cumberland Valley High School. Fox News wrote: Pennlive.com reported on Friday that a lawyer for 31-year-old...
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School Program Works to Battle Prescription Drug Abuse

March 3, 2014: Yahoo published an article about the effectiveness of Botvin Life Skills Training program (LST).  The program was designed to prevent substance abuse by fostering youth development by teaching personal coping skills, general social skills, and skills for resisting pressures to smoke, drink, use drugs, and other risk behaviors. Yahoo wrote:

The study is...

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Teacher arrested for child porn on leave without pay

February 25, 2014: ABC News reported an East Pennsboro Area Middle School teacher was arrested for child pornography.  Craig Cohen taught 8th grade science. His bail was set at $100,000, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 3, 2014. ABC News wrote: Craig Cohen, an 8th grade science teacher, was charged by the state attorney general's...
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Philly teacher arrested for selling heroin near own prep school

February 26, 2014: The Washington Times reported the arrest of Paul Smith, a 35 year old Northeast Preparatory School history teacher, for allegedly selling heroin from his vehicle just 2 miles down the road from the school. The Washington Times wrote: Narcotics agents were patrolling the area and say they witnessed Paul  Smith, 35, allegedly make a...
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Cheating Probe Roils Philadelphia School System

January 2014, The Wall Street Journal reported about the implication of 140 teachers and administrators in Philadelphia public schools who are believed to have been involved in one of the nation's largest cheating scandals, according to district officials.  The district expects to discipline or terminate several school-based employees over the next few weeks.  A criminal...
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Erased Answers on Tests in Philadelphia Lead to a Three-Year Cheating Scandal

January 2014, the New York Times reported about the Pennsylvania school district investigation of cheating spanning three years (2009 - 2011), involving 138 educators at 27 schools.  Three principals were fired last week, who are the first to be disciplined by the district.  According to the article, 20 other educators have retired, resigned, or been laid...
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More Than 130 Philly Educators Implicated in Cheating, Officials Say

January 2014, NBC news in Philadelphia reported the Department of Education initiated a cheating investigation in 2011 after forensic analysis of PSSA test results in 2009 showed a high likelihood of cheating in more than 200 schools statewide. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has filed or is pursuing actions against 69 current and former...
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Abbie-Jane Swogger – UPDATE – Teacher Sex Scandal Finally Explodes. Police File 33 New Charges

April 2008, The Weekly Vice, updated their report of Abbie-Jane Swogger, the Highlands High School teacher's aid, who was charged with 33 additional charges for sexting and more with students.  To read more about Swogger, utilize the source link below. The number of separate sex scandals that have been generated in this case has required prosecutors...
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