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Mother arrested after firearm found at Queens school
Mother arrested after firearm found at Queens school
Police Cristabelle Tumola 1/18/2013 at 10:19AM

The NYPD has arrested a woman in connection to a Thursday morning incident at a Far Rockaway elementary school where a .22 caliber pistol was discovered in a student’s book bag, said police. The seven-year-old’s mother, Deborah Farley, 53, of Far Rockaway, has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a [...]

Gun found in 7-year-old’s book bag at Queens school
Gun found in 7-year-old’s book bag at Queens school
Police Cristabelle Tumola 1/17/2013 at 2:23PM

A .22 caliber pistol was discovered in a student’s book bag at a Far Rockaway elementary school Thursday morning, said police. According to NBC New York, after the 7-year-old’s mother dropped him off at Wave Preparatory Academy, she allegedly returned later to take her son to a doctor’s appointment. When she came back with him to [...]

P.S. 215 Lucretia Mott in Queens slated to close
News Billy Rennison 2/10/2012 at 10:20AM

The Panel for Educational Policy (PEP)  rang the final bell for 23 city schools including P.S. 215 in Far Rockaway. The decision was made Thursday night at a vote by the PEP at Brooklyn Tech.  The PEP is composed of 13 members chosen by the mayor and the borough presidents. P.S. 215 Lucretia Mott received [...]

P.S. 215 Lucretia Mott faces closure by DOE
News Billy Rennison 12/09/2011 at 3:29PM

One Queens public school faces a permanent summer vacation after finding itself on the Department of Education’s (DOE) list of schools slated for closure. P.S. 215 Lucretia Mott in Far Rockaway received an “F” on the most recent progress report released in September.  The school is joined by 18 other schools around the city that [...]

Rockaway Park charter school might close
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 11/07/2011 at 11:33AM

The final dismissal bell may soon ring for six underperforming charter schools in the city — including one school in Queens. According to officials, Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School in Rockaway Park joins 46 other struggling schools on the list for potential closures released by the Department of Education (DOE) on November 2. Of the [...]

Two Queens schools may be targeted for closure
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 10/05/2011 at 2:17PM

A month after new Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott put underperforming middle schools on notice, a list of 20 schools targeted for potential closure was released. Every school but one on the list received a “D” or an “F” on the school progress reports that were released in September. Two Queens schools find their name on [...]