Mom Sues Over School Bus Stab
A lawyer for the mother of a 5-year-old special needs student filed suit last week against a city bus contractor, charging the girl was stabbed 10 times by another student in November 2009 as the youngsters were traveling by school bus to I.S. 76 in Ridgewood.
The lawsuit, filed last week in Queens Supreme Court, charges that Ayannah Davis Lowe, a kindergartner at I.S. 76, was riding on the bus when a 10-year-old student stabbed her with a math protractor.
The girl’s mother, Samantha Lowe, said her daughter was stabbed with the sharp end of the instrument and was treated by her private pediatrician for puncture wounds to the knee and upper thigh.
The lawsuit accuses the Amboy Bus Company of Staten Island and the city Department of Education with negligence for failing to protect Davis.
The Department of Education did not return phone calls seeking comment.
Bike Parts Thief Nabbed
Police last week arrested a 20-year-old Queens man who was spotted trying to steal parts from a bicycle chained outside a home in Hillcrest.
Cops said Prince Thomas was caught red-handed on March 31 trying to remove parts from a mountain bike chained to a stoop outside the home at 169th Street and 65th Avenue.
A neighbor who spotted Thomas trying to pry parts off the bike alerted police, authorities said.
Police sources said Thomas told the arresting officers he needed a brake pad for his bike.
Police recovered several tools from Thomas’ backpack during his arrest processing, authorities said.
Thomas was charged with possession of burglary tools, attempted petit larceny and trespassing at his arraignment at Queens Criminal Court.
Body Washes Ashore Near
The city medical examiner is trying to determine the identity of a body that washed ashore last week near the Whitestone Bridge.
Police believe the body of a black male, which was discovered by a man walking along the shoreline, may be that of Fitzgerald Jolly, a black man who ditched his car on the Whitestone Bridge after slashing his wife’s throat and stabbing her twin sister after his wife refused to have an abortion.
Police said Jolly, who became enraged when his wife refused to have the abortion, has not been seen nor heard from since he assaulted the two women.