Friday, February 27, 2015

Ex-SCSU instructor sentenced to 2 years for sex with high school student

By Jennifer Swift
Register Staff
NEW LONDON >> A former Ledyard High School teacher and short-term instructor at Southern Connecticut State University was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, suspended after he serves two years, as part of a plea deal in which he admitted to having an illegal sexual relationship with a 17-year-old Ledyard student.
William Friskey must serve at least 9 months of the 2-year sentence and will then be placed on probation for 15 years. He will be placed on the sex offender registry for 10 years, according to a clerk at Superior Court in New London.

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Read the December story on the Register's investigation here


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Details emerge about West Haven shop teacher’s expenditures, trips

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register) A Ford F250 4x4 Off-Road pickup truck that the West Haven Board of Education bought with Carl D. Perkins technology grant funds was parked Friday behind a locked gate at West Haven High School's Ken Strong Stadium following the retirement of longtime shop teacher Garrett "Gary" Grant. Grant retired as the state Department of Education was conducting an audit of the district's Perkins grant administration. The audit reportedly includes the use of the pickup.

By Mark Zaretsky
Register Staff
WEST HAVEN >> Recently retired West Haven High School shop teacher Garrett “Garry” Grant didn’t just ride in style at taxpayer expense in a 2009 Ford F-250 “4X4 Supercab” pickup truck funded by a Carl D. Perkins technology grant and fueled with a city gas card -

Read the full story here. Read prior coverage here