Thursday, March 16, 2006

how classy never takes a break

another classy article from the staten island advance.

A Rossville man who believed his 9-year-old daughter was getting short shrift from her teacher made a bomb threat against her school, authorities said yesterday.

Robert Stanley, 47, of Lucille Avenue, was arrested Tuesday night during the science fair at PS 56.

In a heated telephone conversation with a school secretary Tuesday afternoon, Stanley identified himself and said he was "coming there to blow the school up," according to police.

At the science fair, school safety officers pointed out Stanley to police. He was charged with one count of aggravated harassment and two counts of making a false report, charges that could land him behind bars for four years.

Stanley contended that he was just venting his spleen over the telephone.

At his arraignment yesterday afternoon in Stapleton Criminal Court, he bowed his head and folded his hands behind his back as lawyer Henry Martuscello of Manhattan read a statement in which his client admitted he "did something stupid and never meant to carry out the threat."

"He called the school because he felt his daughter was not being helped," Martuscello said. "This is really a stupid case."

brilliant stuff. really brilliant.

keep it classy, staten island.

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