Not the First Time! Accused Teacher Faced Student Sex Charges in the Past

February 25, 2013 at 1:13 PM

 

 

PATERSON, NJ – The math teacher accused of offering a Kennedy high school student $50 for sex previously had been charged with criminal sexual contact involving his work at Passaic County Community College (PCCC), authorities confirmed Monday afternoon.

Sign Up for E-News

In 2005, Thomas Weir was acquitted of criminal sexual contact charges that resulted from allegations made by a male PCCC student, according to news reports at the time.

Weir, a city teacher for more than 20 years, has been suspended with pay as a result of the charges filed against him this past weekend, according to a statement issued by Paterson Public Schools.

“In response to information that surfaced in the schools and brought to the attention of the administration of JFK Complex, the district worked in conjunction with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department, which resulted in the arrest of Thomas Weir, a high school teacher at that location,’’ reads Paterson Public Schools’ statement. “This is now a police investigation and the district is working in full cooperation with the Prosecutor’s Office and the Sheriff’s Department.”

“Consistent with NJ Department of Education laws and district policies, Mr. Weir will be suspended with pay immediately, pending further action.  Counseling services have been made available to the students of the school,’’ continued the statement.

Weir, a 50-year-old resident of Monticello, N.Y., just started teaching at the Kennedy educational complex. He previously had taught in city elementary schools.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Paterson

Upcoming Events

Fri, August 26, 4:00 PM

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, Paterson

Centennial Art in the Park Showcase

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, August 26, 4:00 PM

Overlook Park—a part of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, Paterson

Centennial Art in the Park Showcase

Arts & Entertainment Education Other

Some Like it Hot

“Oh boy!” exclaimed my husband. “There’s a hot sauce shop in town!”

We were away antiquing for the weekend in a quaint village populated by Bed and Breakfasts, art galleries, and apparently, a hot sauce shop. For my husband, this was like discovering that someone had bought you a lottery ticket and you won… if the lottery prize was a fireball that would ...

Man Sentenced to 10-Years for Oxycodone Distribution, Officials Say

August 21, 2016

MAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR LEADING RING THAT DISTRIBUTED

OVER ONE THOUSAND OXYCODONE PILLS PER WEEK IN NORTHERN NEW JERSEY

Division of Criminal Justice, Passaic County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. DEA led “Operation White Silk”

 

TRENTON – Aurelio Gutierrez, 62, of Paterson, was sentenced yesterday, Aug. 17, to 10 years in state prison by ...