Parents demand information on Fallsburg heroin scandal

Parents packed a Fallsburg Board of Education meeting to ask questions about the drug probe (3/6/14)

FALLSBURG - Parents continue to demand answers about the Cosor Elementary School heroin scandal.

Parents packed a Fallsburg Board of Education meeting Wednesday night, asking questions about the drug probe at Benjamin Cosor Elementary School in Sullivan County. The school has been under fire since a surveillance camera showed seven teachers going in and out of a staff restroom where heroin and hypodermic needles were found.

Parents tell News 12 that they're frustrated. "I just want the teachers on administrative leave, even if it's with pay,” says parent Janet Olden. “With them still being in there, and there's an opportunity that it's still going on, and I don't think it's safe for our kids."

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News 12 has learned that some of those staffers being investigated have now agreed to cooperate and take drug tests. Sullivan County District Attorney James Farell says he's not releasing specifics with regard to the number of staffers or type of drug tests administered, but he does say they're looking at all the evidence.

For the Fallsburg Board of Education meeting, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.
 

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