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.
Lucy Hayes, 10, right, takes advantage of this evening’s welcome reception to get know the man who will be overseeing her education for the foreseeable future, Dr. William Crankshaw, new Cooperstown Central School superintendent. The reception line to meet Crankshaw, who joined CCS Tuesday, Jan. 3, was continuous for the full 90 minutes of this evening’s event. With Lucy are dad Tim, a SUNY Oneonta administrator who is also a member of the CCS Board of Education, sister Madison, 12 (but she’s turning 13 tomorrow), and mom Lindsay. (In the background is Sydney Scalici.) At right, Crankshaw, who resigned as Remsen Rotary Club president, had a chance to chat this evening with Marge Landers, Cooperstown Rotary President. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)