Columbia High teacher's license revoked

Columbia High teacher's license revoked

There are 10 comments on the The Record story from Jul 14, 2007, titled Columbia High teacher's license revoked. In it, The Record reports that:

“So it's a victory in a sense, but he's still out and will be able to find boys somewhere else, which makes me want to cringe”

A longtime Columbia High School teacher accused of sexually inappropriate behavior with a former student recently had his teaching license removed. via The Record

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Bill Belsky

Albany, NY

#1 Jul 16, 2007
I hope this "loser" teacher eventually goes to jail. He'll get caught someday and I hope more boys come forward if they're ever to close the chapters in their lives also! Great job Robert Reese. Now that this guy is w/o a license to teach our kids, our schools are that much safer. The statute of limitations should be much longer because obviously this teachers luck ran out BEFORE he went to prison!
If you live in East Greenbush and know this perverted predator, it's not to late to come forward and tell the authorities anything you know! The childhood you save, may be that of your own child.

Albany, NY

#2 Aug 4, 2007
I agree with Bill Belsky from Clifton Park! That Columbia high school teacher needs to go to jail before he goes to hell. Henry Kolokoski is an absolute PERV.

Lake George, NY

#3 Sep 28, 2007
ZIGGY wrote:
I agree with Bill Belsky from Clifton Park! That Columbia high school teacher needs to go to jail before he goes to hell. Henry Kolokoski is an absolute PERV.

Syracuse, NY

#4 Oct 1, 2007
this man was my social studies teacher in the late 80's. this is a very disturbing thing to hear. i hope that he goes to jail. i hate when adults prey on children. makes me sick to my stomach that i even knew this teacher and he did that to another student. any of us in that school could have been a target.

“Spring coming?”

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#5 Oct 7, 2007
Wonder if Kolokoski and Hellwig are related? Both social studies teachers at Columbia molesting boys... I agree with you shocked it does make you sick .. I had Kolokoski as a teacher in the mid to late 80's I didn't like him and he didn't "like" me, thank goodness!
Robert Reese

Syracuse, NY

#6 Feb 24, 2009
You are all right, Kolakoski should be in prison and would be if not for the archaic statute of limitations on sex crimes against children in N.Y.S . PLEASE contact your local Senator or the Governor and insist the statute be disolved. The tapped phone call with the NYS Police is what did this scumbag in. Obtaining and giving the police report to the media was a lucky break. Fortunately there is no statute with the N.Y.S Education dept and his teaching licence is now revoked. Thanks for your support. Victim in this case and advocate.
Robert Reese

Syracuse, NY

#7 Mar 9, 2009
UPDATE: From Robert Reese (victim) please visit place Dallass33 in the search field, it's free or visit me on facebook: Robert Reese-Columbia high school East Greenbush or advanced people search facebook with my email address. [email protected]
Robert Reese

Syracuse, NY

#8 Mar 12, 2009
Thank you all for the support, look how many sex offenders have been caught lately. Reporting Kolakoski in 2003 caused a snowball effect and allowed/allows kids to talk about these issues and it convinces outsiders/parents/brainwashed Catholics etc...that these people of the devil exist. Thank you CDNY and Bill. Facebook: Robert Reese class of 1983, Columbia High.
Randall Passmann

Troy, NY

#9 Apr 6, 2009
Thank you ever so much Mr. Reese. With a young daughter of my own, I’m glad to see these evil teachers uncovered, but at the sad time sad to see them tarnish Columbia High. I just viewed the youtube video and it prompted me to post here. I've seen the Times Union articles recently on Don Paretta being axed from Shen and thought I recognized him from Columbia, where I graduated in 82. The first articles didn’t mention his being there, so I dusted off my yearbook and there he is as a "Driver Education" teacher, I think that he taught me that class, him and an older guy taught the course as far as I can recall. I noticed your name in the TU article and while I had my yearbook out, recognized your picture in the Juniors. I had Kalokawski for social studies and he seemed like an alright guy who was friendly in class, goes to show how an unsuspecting kid would never know. The only teacher that I thought was kind of odd was Ray Reinersten, who I had for health class and he made some funny comments to a girl in the class that didn’t dawn on me until years later. Ted Romanowski was principal and looking back, what a role model of an authority figure that guy was. We didn’t need a police officer stationed at the school, with linebacker Romanowski. Thanks again!
Robert Reese

Syracuse, NY

#10 Apr 17, 2009
You are welcome Randy, I believe I know your sister and I remember your name for sure. Ray R got caught a long time ago and was dismissed, they hushed and rushed molesters back then to not tarnish their (Columbias)institutions record/rep. There are so many from Columbia that I know of and have heard about exposing only two of them is just the beginning. I was hoping students from back then would talk to me after I put up the video and got online and they did, that's how I got Paretta. Sex preds are everywhere, thanks for your support and I wish you the best with your daughter. Romanowski had a run in with a lawn mower, lost some toes. He was cool. I have to do this work to protect kids like yours.

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