Scandal-Plagued Haredi-Controlled School Board To Discuss Horrific Behavior By Board's Attorney, Pols Call For Attorney's Head
After the scandal-plagued haredi-controlled East Ramapo school board's attorney, Christopher Kirby (pictured at right) openly smirked and laughed at the parent of a special-ed student, called her a "cunt" and challenged another parent to a fight, the board will meet to talk about his actions. Meanwhile, politicians are (rightly) calling for the attorney's immediate dismissal.
The New City Patch reports:
…The East Ramapo School District released a brief statement about the incident shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday.
The statement reads, "We are deeply troubled by the events that occurred immediately following the conclusion of our school board meeting last night. The board has taken the matter under advisement and will address it at a special session."
Later in the day, the East Ramapo Board of Education announced that it will hold a special meeting 7 p.m. Monday, July 8 in the administration building at 106 South Madison Ave. in Spring Valley to "consider matters lawfully coming before the board." This meeting may include an executive session…
[State] Senator David Carlucci was swift to weigh in Wednesday, calling for Kirby's firing.
"Last night, Chris Kirby, an attorney representing the East Ramapo School Board, launched an inexcusable tirade and verbal attack towards a group of concerned parents and advocates after a school board meeting in the parking lot," Carlucci said. "These actions were reprehensible and uncalled for in their entirety and demonstrate a lack of professional conduct that should never be tolerated."
"I believe this warrants swift and appropriate action to ensure that this type of incident never happens again," he added. "Today, I am calling on the school board to immediately terminate Mr. Kirby's contract."
Kirby's behavior was described as "repulsive" by Suffern Mayor Dagan Lacorte, who is running for county executive.
"He must apologize and be immediately terminated from further business with the East Ramapo School District," said Lacorte. Taxpayer-paid lawyers can not insult the people of our community, no matter what their views. This conduct is outrageous and unprofessional."…
You can see video of Kirby smirking, laughing and then later screaming and swearing at parents here.
[Hat Tip: Devorah.]