The state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division decided today that returning Michael Campbell to his job running Intermediate School 72’s “Safe Cities-Safe Streets” program would “defy common sense.”
Campbell, a dean and teacher at I.S. 72, was arrested on felony drug charges in Brooklyn in 2002. The court said he had a bag of marijuana on him and was in a car with 10 bags of cocaine.
Campbell entered a plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree and went to a court program for drug counseling.
The teachers’ union backed Campbell’s suit to get his job back, and won the early rounds.
Ten bags of cocaine is a lot, isn’t it?