Brooklyn Assistant Principal Removed for Allegedly Making Sexual Remarks to Students

The report has been referred to the Brooklyn district attorney's office

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    Investigators say 43-year-old William Abreu made sexual comments to three students at Progress High School in Brooklyn. Katy Tur reports. (Published Thursday, June 21, 2012)

    New York City school investigators say the assistant principal of a Brooklyn high school made inappropriate sexual remarks to three 15-year-old girls at his school.

    Special Commissioner of Investigation Richard Condon issued the report Wednesday on William Abreu, 43, an assistant principal at Progress High School for Professional Careers.

    Investigators say Abreu met with each of the students after they applied for summer jobs at the school. According to the report, he asked them if they were sexually active and asked one girl to perform oral sex on him.

    A Department of Education spokeswoman says Abreu has been removed from the classroom.

    Investigators said a school aide solicited the students to apply for the jobs. The aide, Arelis Candelario, 47, lied to and misled investigators about her involvement, the report said. She has been suspended without pay.

    No information on an attorney for Abreu was immediately available.

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