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    Need Change

    Anne, I'm not going to argue with that as I agree with what you are saying. Should have been a little more clear or explained better. I don't know for sure but I doubt Det Wood spoke to the teens about it. I really don't think Rye has had a solid youth officer really talking to kids in years. Just my opinion. Also yes For years Rye HS seniors have pulled clean fun no destructive pranks. It seems like this was just a handful of juniors not the whole junior class. A positive in a way. Imagine if this was a large majority of a class in the woods doing this. Seems most of the kids knew better. Few bad apples that will learn a lesson the hard way. Little surprised PD released names usually with youths you don't do that. In addition I don't think felonies will hold up unless very serious injuries. And if youthful offender it's sealed. Shall see

    Account Deleted

    Need Change: No one can definitively say this wouldn't have happened if there were still a Youth Officer. It's your personal view. Mine's different. DARE doesn't work because it's an abstinence-based program...just like prohibition didn't work. Studies have shown intervention, family support and role models have a stronger, favorable effect on teens and drinking. I don't know but I wonder if in prior years Officer Wood talked with the kids about this silly ritual and keeping it just that - a day for a prank but nothing destructive - physically or verbally.

    Average Citizen

    Above Avg, thanks for the props. I guess common sense does count for something these days. Maybe I am smarter than a lot of people on this blog. I never thought I was but your post makes me out to be someone who must be an insider beacuse of my posts.

    Again -- thanks for the props!



    LMAO....John Woods???

    He has known about this all along, they all knew, the cops, City Council members,Commissioners, Chiefs, City Staff, Parents, BOE, Super Duper Dud Ed Shine, all of them....everyone knew and lets be thankful for the parents whom are under the entitlement label who finally had the B**** to step up !!!


    Dear Avg.,

    Glad you think we are all stupid, nice try but you are definitely on the gave that away with your very bold prediction of the RPD's actions to come on the Gimbels Ride, which btw happened with no your breath.
    And you were mighty quick to respond here w/police info.
    Why don't you just reveal yourself chicken s***!!!

    Any chance you can let us all in on the RPD's next enforcement attempt on the Gimbles Ride?
    I would love to take a video!

    Jim Amico

    @ Old Garnet,

    I am not misinformed, I am very well aware of how it works, I am not and have not suggested the RCSD "PAY for Crossing Guards" (although there is a way to get it done)....what I am saying is that since Dr.Shine was so kind to let the world know how long he has been a part of the dialogue (16 years by his admission, and might I add "WHAT DIALOGUE"?), nothing has changed!

    Now I don't know about you but if I were a Superintendent of any school district let alone where "pedestrian safety" is a high priority I would stick my head in a hole after making such a remark!!!

    Being a Superintendent of schools does carry significant weight/respect, if this was such a high concern for our dubious Superintendent he would have pushed for it or in the very least pushed a little harder....
    now you have been informed, are we good?

    Need Change

    Ted C. Hate to tell ya but whether a youth officer is in the school or not this would happen. This has been going on for over 10 years at the school. Only because kid complained to a parent now it's out. And I don't think in he past paddles were always used some years I believe it was just water balloons which to me is harmless but a paddle is a whole other story. Believe punching happened too at times like a dead arm. What I'm saying is in the past if it was just water balloons no one gets hurt no one cared. As for youth officer in a school it is good to have but doesn't prevent everything. Studies show DARE actually does not work and kids will experiment no matter what. Maybe the way DARE is taught needs to change but drug use will never go away and DARE is a waste right now across the country. Kids will always be kids and this stuff has been going on for decades. Not saying its right just saying we can't prevent everything and every few years something at RHS makes the news. Learn from it. If these kids go pledge frats it will happen there.



    Multiple LOCAL sources are reporting that School Liaison Officer John Wood’s Youth Officer/DARE position WAS eliminated by the Rye City Council (despite the objections of the Rye PBA and many RHS parents). And these types of scenarios were forecast to happen - and they now have.

    AND newly out today on the local Rye City Council corruption front, LausDeo10580 reports nothing much has changed about Mayor French’s illegal rental house, except the deeper grossness of the whole “I’m Above the Law” story and the “deathtrap” aspects of non compliance –

    Average Citizen

    AboveAvg...."you guys? "Sorry...but I am not a member of RPD. I hope this doesn't disappoint you.

    The Old Garnet

    Jim A.:

    You are misinformed.

    Crossing guards are exclusively under the purview of the City of Rye. Dr. Shine and the Rye City School District have no authority to place crossing guards on any public street, corner or intersection in Rye. This is the City of Rye's responsibility. The City hires and pays for all crossing guards. For the School District to do so would expose the District and Rye's taxpayers to significant liabilities.

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