April 6, 2018
If you were to compile a list of bad ideas, leaving children near a negro is about as bad as sticking your arm into an active wood chipper.
A teen who was abused by her pedophile Queens teacher when she was 8 years old just landed a $16 million civil judgment against the city.
Neveah Thompson, now 19, was one of five students who were molested by PS 15 teacher Simon Watts between 2007 and 2009, leading to his criminal conviction and a 35-year prison term.
Thompson successfully argued in her civil case that city education officials “were aware of previous sexual assault complaints against Watts by other families … [and] failed to protect these five young girls from this known predator,’’ her lawyer’s office said in a statement Monday.
Watts was hired to teach elementary-school students after the DOE investigated a claim that he’d had “sexually inappropriate contact” with a minor in 2004. The Special Commissioner of Investigation had ruled that the minor’s allegations were unsubstantiated and closed the probe, paving the way for him to be in the classroom.