An assistant principal at Wyandanch Memorial High School was arrested Monday as he left his Northport home for work and he stands accused of sending inappropriate text messages to students and faculty, Suffolk County police said.
Craig Cohen, 47, of Laurel Hill Road, has been charged with three counts of second-degree aggravated harassment and endangering the welfare of a child.
According to police, First Precinct crime section officers conducted an investigation and learned that Cohen had “sent several inappropriate texts to various students and faculty members.” Detectives said a number of those text messages sent from his cell phone were sexual in nature. The messages were reportedly sent between February and March.
Cops say Cohen has worked at the school for approximately eight years. He was arrested at 7:10 a.m. as he left his home for work, according to a news release.
Police said an investigation into Cohen remains ongoing and anyone with information about the case is asked to call First Precinct Crime Section officers at 631-854-8126.
As of this writing, a message left for Wyandanch School District Superintendent Pless Dickerson, was not returned.
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