COOPERSTOWN – Cooperstown Central schools’ “crisis response teams” at the elementary and junior-senior high school levels have prepared an “excellent plan” to address concerns students and staff may have as the result of Friday’s arrest of phys-ed teacher Justin Hobbie on charges of distributing child pornography.
In a message sent to the community at 6:04 p.m., Supt. of Schools Bill Crankshaw said both teams had met today to discuss the “very serious charges” against Hobbie, 41, who was arrested at his Springfield Center home by state police and officers of the federal Department of Homeland Security.
COOPERSTOWN – The Cooperstown Central School physical-education teacher arrested this morning received and distributed child pornography over the Internet, the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District confirmed in a just-issued press release.
The teacher, Justin Hobbie, 41, Springfield Center, used peer-to-peer file-sharing services, a federal crime, the statement alleges. An initial review of Hobbie’s desktop computer revealed numerous incriminating files, it said.
He appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Thérèse Wiley Dancks. She ordered him detained pending a hearing, scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Syracuse Federal Court.
COOPERSTOWN – The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Albany plans to issue details at 1 p.m. on child-pornography allegations reported against at CCS phys-ed teacher, according to spokesman Michael Barnett. Check back for details this afternoon.
According to one report, the teacher was arrested at his home yesterday by state police and agents of the federal Department of Homeland Security.
NEW LISBON – Anthony J. Pagillo, 32, was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine, third degree, after his landlord saw what appeared to be drug paraphernalia in the tenant’s bedroom, sheriff’s deputies report.
“Deputies responded to the residence on Monday, Nov. 26, and observed, in plain view, chemicals and equipment commonly used to make methamphetamine in the bedroom,” according to the police report.
ONEONTA – The school-bus monitor in the crash with a pickup truck Monday afternoon, Alana Correale, is being released from Bassett Hospital today as a result of injuries she sustained, according to her husband, Anthony.
Earlier reports that only minor injuries were sustained are inaccurate, he said.
Mrs. Correale suffered a fractured clavicle, a fractured T1 vertebrae and head trauma, he said.