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Brooklyn principal fired for trying to smuggle heroin into prison

October 9, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Brooklyn principal fired for trying to smuggle heroin into prison

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A well-respected principal in Brooklyn has lost a bid to keep her job after confessing that she tried to smuggle heroin and other drugs into a prison upstate, The New York Post reported.

Sadie Silver, a rising star at P.S. 28 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, was busted in 2014 — but proceeded to collect her salary from the city, which was $138,000 last year.

Silver and a boyfriend were taken into custody on drug possession charges, smuggling contraband into a prison, and child endangerment. Silver took her daughter to visit her son serving time for a weapons conviction at Coxsackie Correctional Facility in upstate New York.

The disgraced principle and her boyfriend were busted attempting to smuggle bags of heroin and suboxone to Silver’s son The Post reported.

Two years later, in 2016, Sadie Silver pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of smuggling contraband into the prison and was sentenced to three years’ of probation.

The city’s teacher’s union defended Silver during a three-day hearing, in which they referred to her as a “brilliant and dedicated educator.”

Silver said she did it because her imprisoned son needed cash to pay off a debt.

Silver pleaded to school officials for “a second chance,” but hearing officer Joel Douglas terminated her position.

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