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Bronx principal John Chase DEMOTED for comments to female staffers

Posted by streetcarman1 on Tue May 15 20:21:24 2012, in response to Re: Fire Captain Brian Beckmann DEMOTED for comment on FB about Martin's parents, posted by LuchAAA on Tue May 15 18:03:50 2012.


Pervy Bronx principal who joked about sex with a copy machine gets a demotion

Will be reassigned and made assistant principal, says city Education Dept.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 4:08 PM

A Bronx principal who was busted for taunting female workers about having sex with a photocopier is being demoted amid fresh allegations of creepy behavior.

Principal John Chase Jr. of Bronxdale High School ripped female staffers with a string of raunchy comments after his school received a new photocopier and a new computer last July, according to Education Department investigators.

“Have you seen the new copy machine? It does everything. It even has a hole in it where you can stick your d--- in it and get a b--- job,” said Chase, according to a November report by the agency’s Office of Equal Opportunity.

Education officials slapped Chase with sensitivity training and a disciplinary letter to his personnel file, but some staffers and elected officials called for his job.

Last month Chase landed in hot water again, when a student told authorities that he made inappropriate remarks that made her feel uncomfortable, school staffers said.

The girl’s complaint has been forwarded to the Office of Equal Opportunity, which will begin an investigation of the allegations, said agency spokeswoman Margie Feinberg.

Meanwhile, Chase is being assigned away from Bronxdale starting next week, and he will be demoted to the rank of assistant principal, Feinberg said.

“A mutual decision was made between the principal and the Department of Education,” said Feinberg, who added that Chase’s new school “has not been determined.”

One of the female staffers who saw Chase’s July outbursts - and filed a police report about them in September — said that she feels badly for whatever school gets him.

“I don’t think he’s going to change his ways,” said the staffer. “I don’t think he should be working in schools at all.”

Chase did not return repeated calls for comment.


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