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Weapons Arrest Results in Suspension for Kennedy Special Education Teacher

 

PATERSON, NJ – A city special education teacher at the Kennedy education complex has been suspended with pay after criminal charges were filed against him involving an incident at his home in Westwood late last year, officials confirmed on Tuesday.

Thomas Tedesco, 62, has been charged with possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes and two counts of endangering a child. Tedesco, who has been a Paterson teacher for 26 years, allegedly fired a gun inside his home while his family was in the house, officials said.

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Westwood Police Sgt. Rod Fortunat said he could not release details on exactly what happened because the November 2012 incident was classified as domestic violence. Maureen Parente, spokeswoman for the Bergen County prosecutor’s office, said the next step would be to present the case to a grand jury.

Tedesco’s suspension took effect on January 29, according to Paterson Public Schools spokeswoman, Terry Corallo.

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PATERSON, N.J. - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced Wednesday that Juan Cruz-Pena, 32 of Passaic to a combined term of 23 years in New Jersey State Prison for the Kidnapping, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, and Aggravated Assault of (name withheld), 36 of Paterson.

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Tyler Sumter of Paterson Named to The College of Saint Rose Dean's List

February 16, 2017

ALBANY, NY (02/15/2017)-- The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, congratulates Tyler Sumter of Paterson, New Jersey, for being named to the Dean's List for the fall 2016 semester.

Sumter is one of 751 students to achieve this mark of academic excellence. To make the Dean's List, Sumter had to complete a minimum of 12 credit hours and achieve a semester grade-point average of at ...