Thursday, April 8, 2010

Teachers busted in "Operation Lude Behavior"

From NY1:

Two New York City school teachers were among nearly two dozen people busted this week in a bi-coastal drug trafficking ring.

Investigators say 22 people in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, New Jersey and Oakland, California are charged with manufacturing and distributing more than 100,000 quaalude pills worth more than $3.5 million.

Terri Goldring, a teacher at PS 186 in Queens and Kenneth Kutin, a substance abuse prevention counselor at PS 266 in Queens, were among those arrested.

During a search of the 5th Avenue apartment of the group's suspected ringleader, Dennis Fairley, authorities say they found about two kilos of finished powder, hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, and a large bag containing empty pill capsules.

Authorities also say they found thousands of pills and two kilos of finished powder at two labs in Brooklyn and California.

The three year investigation, called "Operation Lude Behavior," involved more than 100 federal and local officials.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

the union will get these pigs out of trouble

Anonymous said...

This is beyond union.

Mike Tirelli said...

They will probably be collecting checks in jail.

Anonymous said...

they had to do this cause they needed the money....

Anonymous said...

At leas they're not sleeping with students.

primadonna said...

Some of you act as though this doesn't happen anywhere else in any other profession. Teachers are employees like anyone else who can get caught up in criminal behavior. The fact that there are 80,000 teachers and there are only a few reports of misconduct is actually pretty surprising.
As far as the union is concerned, please stop inferring that the union is actually an entity to be reckoned with because it no longer is. They gave away many hard-fought rights in the 2005 contract.
The union has definitely abandoned many of its members. Ask the innocent folks sitting in "rubber rooms" who are there because they had the nerve to mouth off to some snot-nosed 29 year old "principal".

Anonymous said...

Nice pants.

Anonymous said...

cool

Anonymous said...

innocent folks in rubber rooms? oh, I'm so sorry for them, earning money for doing nothing.

and it's true, the unions did ruin NYC education.

Anonymous said...

I've known Kutin 6 years and I"m devastated that he did this. and in regards to union his sucks. innocent until proven guilty.

Muriel said...

There are people in this criminal organization who were closer to the source than the teachers arrested in this drug ring. Of course, attack teachers...forget about the chemists who were running the factory in California that supplied this operation. These teachers, especially Kutin (who is not a teacher, but a drug counselor) let down and shocked many people who knew them in the community and in their schools. Crime only pays if your last name is Reagan, Bush, Bloomberg, Klein, or Duncan.

Anonymous said...

That's interesting, but a) the teachers live and work here in Queens, the chemist didn't, b) Reagan, Bush, Bloomberg, Klein and Duncan didn't force these assholes to sell drugs.

It's amazing how other teachers are coming out of the woodwork to defend themselves even when no one accused them of anything. And not denouncing this behavior, either. And we entrust our kids to them 9 months a year. No wonder the schools are fucked up.

Muriel said...

No Anonymous, it's just that when teachers get busted for ANYTHING that's pointed out before anything else. Anonymous, better make sure your doctor hasn't killed anyone yet because our society and the press only want to know what bad things teachers are doing,not the professionals our lives are entrusted to, and not the aforementioned government officials. You're just a troll looking for something to comment on,but you didn't read my comment. No one was defending these assholes; you're just another troll waiting to pounce on another teacher because it's acceptable to do so.

Anonymous said...

Actually it's YOU who failed to read the comment because I wrote that you were defending YOURSELVES and not the drug dealers.

Exhibit #1 for why kids these days can't read - teachers who can't read.

Muriel said...

Oh stash it already.....nitpicking jerk!!!

Muriel said...

By the way, Anonymous, I forgot to mention this to enlighten your ignorant uninformed state....the school year is 10 months; pregnancy is 9 months. Yes, you can use your fingers...just don't use the one you pick your nose with, teacher-bashing nitpicker!!!

Anonymous said...

The school year is 9 months when you count in all the holidays, plus winter and summer breaks.

Teachers teaching kids how to name-call rather than debate is another reason the school system is in big trouble.

Anonymous said...

You're probably an unemployed uncertified accountant with a chip on your shoulder. You could have been a teacher, but didn't want to do all the work it took to get your master's degree and your certification. You could have done this too, and had your "9 months a year" of work. No one should be debating someone who's just angry at teachers for not working 24/7. You probably are from the crowd that thinks teachers are just child care workers. Most teachers have a moral compass, unlike the leaders who "Muriel" mentioned. The teachers who were busted obviously lack that moral compass or lost it along the way to greed.

primadonna said...

"The school year is 9 months when you count in all the holidays, plus winter and summer breaks."

Could you be more of an ignoramus?

Anonymous said...

Actually, all I said was that we entrust the care of kids to teachers 9 months a year, which is true, and I was challenged by Muriel who had nothing better to reply with than name-calling. Primadonna piled on with more name-calling and Anonymous also insulted me. I didn't say I envied their jobs, yet they think I do! With all the bitching on here by teachers about the school system, it's the last place I would want to work. But if you're all THAT unhappy in your chosen profession, maybe it's time to move onto greener pastures.

As far as most teachers having a moral compass, all I hear from the union is how much more they want to get paid to do less and how big they want their pensions to be. Sounds like an organization with a greed philosophy. They'll probably make sure these cretins get their full salaries while they are in jail and fight for their pensions when they get out.

One thing I have learned by daring to post here is that teachers lack debating skills and therefore must resort to insults, which means they lose their argument.

primadonna said...

Or maybe, just maybe it's just not worth arguing with an ignoramus.

Queens Crapper said...

Right, just call him names, because that's worth it.

Anonymous said...

Maspeth Mom says...

WOW... these people making these comments are school teachers. I am stunned at how "angry" they seem. One would think that as educated people they could rise above the pettiness.

Anonymous said...

I think you two are getting caught up in a silly fight. the bottom line is ken let down a lot of students, including my son, who had nothing but respect and admiration for him. it is sad to me that this happened. teachers have more of an impact on children than they think, and i'm sure ken must be regretting his actions whenever he thinks of the 100's of kids he let down.

Anonymous said...

What if this media circus was ALL untrue?
Guilty before proven innocent, right folks
You judge very quickly from what NY1 and the NY Post shows you!

Anonymous said...

@ Previous Comment: I can't say anything for Miss Goldring, but Mr. Kutin was my substance abuse prevention counselor at my old middle school, and he was fired BEFORE this article was wtitten. Irony is funny ain't it?!