Police: Bayville Music Teacher Arrested For a Inappropriate Contacta With Student

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A A music teacher in the Locust Valley School District has been arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child .
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KCSI

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#21
Jul 6, 2011
 
While this particular teacher is starting to sound like a monster, lets not disparage ALL teachers. What do YOU think is a good salary for those who educate your children? What price do you put on that? No, I'm not a teacher, but I was a student at LVSD. I've seen good ones and I've seen bad ones, however there were far more good ones.

As for the poster who'd like to blame a potential victim. Classy. Very classy.
Face the Music

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#22
Jul 8, 2011
 
I just replied to KCSI and it did not post. What gives?
Blank

Oyster Bay, NY

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#23
Jul 11, 2011
 
Lil Krampus wrote:
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So because you didn't say anything, kids are getting fondled? Nice.
She was uncomfortable around him not touched you dumb ass!!! All you people are so judgmental you don't even know if he is guilty. Ever heard of innocent until proven guilty?
Baypart

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#24
Oct 8, 2011
 
So who's calling and judging NOW?? Everheard of little 3rd graders not thinking up such sick things all on their own?
Oh and BTW did you know past students came in VOLUNTEERLY, so that speaks volumes, well at least to those with open minds and hearts, just so u know i too thought like you? Innocent until proven guilty until i brought my children in to talk about what had happen in the "past" because for me what i was getting from
My little one was NOT adding up!
So they were BRAVE with tears in their eyes and the sick part of it ALL is that they didn't want to get him in trouble!!!! Kids! Gotta love how INNOCENT they are, went and told what they knew! Because they saw at this point it had now gone farther and it was up to them to help stop him! I thank God for freeing them from the mentally torment they went through!!! So guilty until proven innocent? I already know he is guilty but if found innocent, thats ok too, because in the END we all face judgement the ultimate, tjere is no escaping that!!!!!!
Oh just one other thing i wondered if they find him guilty does he have to pay that money back?
Oh and from what i heard not to sure how true he still recieves his pension?
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She was uncomfortable around him not touched you dumb ass!!! All you people are so judgmental you don't even know if he is guilty. Ever heard of innocent until proven guilty?
Baypart

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#25
Oct 8, 2011
 
How long ago were you a student i LVSD? And was that k-12?
Because i have my in 4 all through 10th grade, and i have to say if i was not a mother that was ACTIVELY involved in her kids lives and what goes on i would have been blind too!! Sad we pay all these taxes and the end result, we have there homework assignments on classlinks that really never works ws hardly ever updated but they can put out this lovely pamplet welcoming new residents telling them all about lv being a public school with a private school feel go look on the website! They updated the counslers office, which they really didnt need to have. Such a large waiting area with Big comfhy couches , yet there is no where to sit if you want to watch a tennis match? Or if the kids wanna wait for the bus? But yea go ahead and plant a tree? What are tjey thinking whos BEST interest do they really have at heart?
KCSI wrote:
While this particular teacher is starting to sound like a monster, lets not disparage ALL teachers. What do YOU think is a good salary for those who educate your children? What price do you put on that? No, I'm not a teacher, but I was a student at LVSD. I've seen good ones and I've seen bad ones, however there were far more good ones.
As for the poster who'd like to blame a potential victim. Classy. Very classy.
Jim

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Dec 11, 2011
 
What gives wrote:
Soon schools will be closed for the summer and all teachers will be receiving full pay for staying home. So what difference does it make that John Benstock gets paid for not working. That is what teachers get paid to do in July, August, September holidays, Jewish holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas recess, New Year recess, Spring recess, Snow days, conventions, Easter recess and all the other days they do not work and collect a check. Poor teachers. Poor, poor, poor teachers. John Benstock just got an earlier recess. Poor, poor, poor teachers.
Uhhhhh, teachers do NOT get paid over the summer. I've been teaching 27 years and know of no one who gets paid over the summer. You want to know why..... because all teachers in NYS are 10-month employees. Get your facts straight. Having said that, it is true that you can(if you choose to do so) give up some of your salary each paycheck, essentially giving the S.D. a free loan, and then you get that money back at the end of the school year. That is NOT getting paid over the summer.

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Feb 4, 2012
 
Lil Krampus wrote:
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So because you didn't say anything, kids are getting fo6ndled? Nice.
who the hell do you think you are its not this kids fault u swine!
Disgusted by that town

Massapequa, NY

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Apr 28, 2012
 

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This community, along with Bayville is an inbred, incestuous area with a culture of covering up everything, for fear of being blacklisted. These are people that would rather let an abuser go unchecked, and not report them, rather than be ostracized, or have their kid taken off the birthday party lists.

Their priority is SOCCER.

I can definitely believe many Knew about Benstock before he was caught. Luckily his last victim had REAL parents who were intelligent and reported him.

Pathetic community, pathetic people.
LV Taxpayer

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Apr 29, 2012
 

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John Benstock should be fired! He is a Locust Valley/Bayville music teacher who committed a crime during school hours so he should be fired! Who does he know? He got his job through marriage because the woman he married a dozen years ago was a divorced music teacher in the same school. The school is not protecting anyone but John Benstock by paying him his full salary. He enticed a student, that he were paying him to teach, to touch his perverted body. Question - What is worse than Congressman Anthony Weiner? Answer - A music teacher on payroll named John Benstock.
The school district cannot fire him. He has not been convicted of a crime. He has only been accused. This is an instant replay of an incident that happened in the LV school district with a gym teacher about ten years ago. It was found that the parents of the children reporting the abuse had made the whole thing up and told the children what to say. The gym teacher's life and career were destroyed. This man was innocent yet he still paid the price in the court of public opinion. John Benstock has been teaching in this school district for a long time. Do you think he would be stupid enough to inappropriately touch a child IN FRONT OF THE WHOLE CLASS?????? It makes no sense. Its another case of nutty parents planting ideas in the minds of impressionable children.
been there

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#30
Sep 10, 2012
 
Why do people make comments when they have no idea what they are talking about? Nobody ever said that "the gym teacher" who was accused 10 years ago was innocent or that the parents made the whole thing up. Kent Franks was not proven innocent, he simply had a very good lawyer who he paid a great deal of money in order to be found "not guilty beyond a reasonable doubt". The DA failed in presenting the case well and the children being so young were easily confused by the defense lawyers questioning. The charges presented were very hard to prove without DNA evidence or adult witnesses so the jury could not convict him. The jurors were crying when the verdict was read. I believe they knew he was not innocent. Kent Franks had his license taken away by the State and was paid alot of money to go away by the School District. The children involved in the case still live with the fact that he got away with it in a court of law. What's worse is that there were so many more children that had expressed similar experiences who's parents did not let them testify and they all have to live with that too. I don't know how this John Benstock case will turn out but I am certain if he did do what he is accused of there are more victims out there who did not come foward because they have seen how badly our court system works when young children are the victims and the perps have the high priced lawyers.
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Sep 30, 2012
 
So where is everything at this point??

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