The Broome County Sheriff’s Office arrested 16 year old David Chochishivili of Binghamton following an investigation of an assault on a Harpursville school District bus monitor. Chochishvili is accused off punching the monitor in the face, suffering an injured eye and cut lip. Chochishvili was charged with 3rd degree Assault & Criminal Mischief, he faces action in Town of Colesville Court at a later date.
State police arrested 63 year old John Facik of Johnson City and 50 year old Orvie Harvey of Windsor for grand larceny. Facik was also charged with possession of a forged instrument. The men were accused of stealing 3 large heavy pieces of metal from a construction yard & loading it into a truck. The metal was valued at approximately $1,200; construction workers called the police and blocked the suspects from leaving. Facik was found to possess an altered driver license; both were arraigned in the Town of Chenango Court and remanded to the Broome County Jail.
New York State United Teachers’ Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution Saturday that declared “no confidence” in the policies of State Education Commissioner John King Jr., & calling for his removal by the Board of Regents. The board also withdrew its support for the Common Core standards as implemented and interpreted in New York State until the State Education Department makes corrections and supports a 3-year moratorium on the high-stakes consequences from standardized testing.