Perth Amboy schools put kids in danger, didn’t tell cops about crimes, prosecutor says
In a letter sent to Perth Amboy school officials, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey says the district put students and staff in danger by failing to report crimes to local police.
The letter, as described by NJ Advance Media Wednesday, said the district didn't report crimes including possession of a BB gun, a knife assault, and a sexting incident. It also said that when incidents were reported, school officials didn't cooperate with police properly, according to the report.
The failures to report incidents violate the Uniform State Memorandum of Agreement Between Education and Law Enforcement Officials, Carey reportedly said. "At worst, not taking appropriate action places students and staff in harm's way, and subjects school authorities to both criminal and civil liability," the prosecutor reportedly said in the letter.
The report said Superintendent David Roman did not return phone calls for comment.