One week after all charges against him were dropped stemming from an incident in May, Kenneth Carter of Central Nyack asked the Nyack Board of Education why he is still being dismissed from his position as a security aide at Nyack High School during Tuesday night's meeting.
Carter was arrested on a charge of making a Terroristic Threat against the school May 22. According to police, he told a co-worker, "I'm going to go home and get my guns and blow this place up."
The charge was reduced to harassment, then dismissed by a Clarkstown Judge Aug. 14.
"The reason I am here tonight is I have concerns why the board of education, on recommendation of (Superintendent) Dr. (James) Montesano, approving my termination from my security aid position. I'm innocent. I have been vindicated. All charges were dismissed as of Aug. 14."
Frances Pratt, president of the Nyack Chapter of the NAACP, also questioned the move on Carter's behalf, saying he had not heard from the district since the item was tabled at a June meeting. In both cases, Board President Claudette Jimerson said that she cannot publicly discuss a personnel matter.
The Nyack School Board approved Carter's dismissal as one of a series of personnel items Tuesday night.