S.I. School Official Gives Students' Great Adventure Tickets to Family, Friends

Assistant Principal Deric Borrero, a 14-year employee at the Intermediate School 24, was fined $25,000

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012  |  Updated 7:41 AM EDT
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A Staten Island school administrator is accused of giving 370 free tickets his school got to Six Flags Great Adventure to his family members and others.      

The city Conflicts of Interest Board said Monday that Assistant Principal Deric Borrero gave 25 tickets to his brother to try to sell on eBay, and the rest to family members and a friend's Cub Scout troop.      

According to The New York Times
, Borrero admitted his role and was fined $25,000. He's been at the Intermediate School 24 for 14 years.      

The Department of Education said the matter came to light when a Great Adventure official investigating online bulk sales saw the tickets being offered by Borrero's brother for $29.99. The tickets had a face value of $59.99.      

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