2015-03-25 / Front Page

P.S. 111 Educators And Students Removed After Beatings

Four teachers and an aide have been removed from P.S. 111 in Long Island City after a group of teenagers tried to turn a tutoring session into a fight club.

The staffers have been replaced by substitutes according to DOE Chancellor Carmen Fariña.

Principal Dionne Jaggon still remains in charge of the school which parents have called poor-performing and overwhelmed with violence.

Meanwhile, the mother of one of the eighth-grade girls accused in the fight club scandal insisted they were just “playing” and that the department was scapegoating them.

The mother of a 7-year-old girl who was beaten up for refusing to fight a classmate served notice on March 26 that she intends to sue the city for $5.5 million.

One student, Taniya Jules can be seen on video being dragged down a school hallway by one of the eighth-graders and slammed into the walls.

Two 6-year-old girls, Heaven Morris and Khamani Moore, and a 6-year-old boy were also brutalized by the older girls. Notices of claim against the city were filed last week on behalf of Heaven and Khamani, each seeking $2 million.

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