Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Principal Pressures

They say being an urban principal is stressful these days. . .

Via Reason's Brickbats

Rock 'n' Roll High School (3/21)

Evelyn Peralta-Tessitore, 41, was spotted by police squatting and urinating beside the open door of her car around 2:40 p.m. one Tuesday. Her car was stopped at a red light. Peralta-Tessitore allegedly admitted she had been drinking. The police said she reeked of liquor and her speech was slurred. She allegedly refused to get out of her car and started flailing her arms at officers when they tried to arrest her. Peralta-Tessitore, principal of Public School 192 in Harlem, was charged with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest. Her companion, school secretary Helen Torres, 45, was charged with obstructing governmental administration after she reportedly jumped out of the car and tried to keep officers from arresting her principal.

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