Park Slope school has run-in with thugs

for The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Three young hooligans who had just mugged a man — on his birthday no less! — tried to evade police by hiding in Park Slope’s Berkeley Carroll School on June 3.

The perps, a 17-year-old and two 15-year-olds, allegedly attacked the 45-year-old man on First Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 9 am. The victim told cops that one of the boys punched him, threw him to the ground and took some items from him.

The thugs fled, turned left onto Fifth Avenue, then right onto Carroll Street — on a course towards the private school, cops said.

Trying to avoid police capture, the boys hopped a fence and attempted to enter the pre-K and kindergarten building.

But a school security guard spooked the crooks and they turned back. Within a half-hour, police had collared all three.

Administrators sent out a mass e-mail to parents soon after the school grounds were breeched to explain why nearly a dozen cop cars — and two helicopters — were hovering around the building.

“It was important to reassure parents that we have an emergency plan we’re able to use at a moments notice,” said Jodie Corngold, director of communications at the school. She added that at no point did the threesome encounter any students.

Updated 4:01 pm, November 10, 2010
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: