See the Bronx Barricader Manifesto at Intercepts for more on the New York City teacher who threatened to blow up his school. Note that teacher Francisco Garabitos writes under the name of “Fran Detower,” so he’s defending himself:
TEACHER FROM HELL
Detower Editions Supports the Cause of Francisco Garabitos vs. the NYC Department of Education
THE CHILD ABUSE CHARGES ARE BEING INVESTIGATED AS ONE MORE TRICK IN A SERIES OF 18 CASES PROVEN AS FALSE ALLEGATIONS. THE PUBLIC CAN REST ASSURED THAT EDUCATORS LIKE ME WOULD NEVER HURT A CHILD…AND I NEVER HAD.
. . . I am a UFT union activist in the fight for universal human rights; pro-veteran rights, Native American rights, pro-women choice, pro-gay rights, pro-separation of church and state, pro-immigration reform, pro-Israel-Palestinian states, pro-green peace, amnesty international and habitat for humanity. I served 4 years in the ARMY-NYNG and dedicated 27 years to Public Education. Although ‘they’ have accused me over 20 times with bogus charges, I have never been arrested nor convicted of any crime. But members of an education-less, profiteers, anti-workers union bureaucracy are actively trying to demonized my name and did send me through the labyrinth of hell by: fabricating false allegations, reassignment to unnecessary rubber rooms, unlawful imprisonment, professional harassment, slander and character assassination…
Now I must rise, coming back from Hell with the help of Angels and Demons to expose and reform the NYC Department of Education.
Garabitos got a hero’s welcome at a Community Education Council meeting, reports the Bronx News Network, which reproduces Garabitos’ press release.