New York Principal Returns to Work

NEW YORK – The popular principal of Curtis High School who was investigated by the city’s department of education has been reinstated to her post.

Aurelia Curtis was removed in December while the department investigated her handling of a bomb threat and the arrest of three students.

In the bomb threat, the department said Curtis should have reported the incident to the police. Instead, the principal suspended the 16-year-old boy who made the threat and required him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before returning to school. The police arrested the student for making a terrorist threat but are now allowing him to go back to school.

The department also said that Curtis mishandled the arrest of three other students. According to the New York Times, she defended the students and said she did not want them questioned by the police until their parents arrived.

An official from the department said that Curtis’ behavior in both cases was inappropriate but that she would be allowed to return to work.

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