Mt. Markham Elementary School princip...

Mt. Markham Elementary School principal lafountain charged

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first amendment

United States

#1 Feb 8, 2012

The elementary principal at Mt. Markham Elementary School has been accused of using excessive force on a child, state police said.

State police in Herkimer arrested 57-year-old James Lafountain, of Hopson Street, Utica, on a charge of misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child, police said.

Lafountain is being accused of using excessive physical force while restraining a third-grade student at the school on Jan. 22, police said.

No serious injuries were reported.

Lafountain was issued an appearance ticket for the Town of Winfield Court returnable at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15.
real tuff guy with a shinny head,upurs
Lou Sir Avery

New York, NY

#2 Feb 8, 2012
Probably one of your scumbag relatives there, Avery. Did your daughter get the chlamydia cleared up yet?
come on

Brewerton, NY

#3 Feb 8, 2012
First Amendment, No need to bring it up on here Come on, Find something better to do with your life,

But hey, thanks for copy and printing the article

Know him

Buffalo, NY

#4 Feb 8, 2012
I've know Jim for years and I doubt he would EVER do anything to hurt or endanger a child. I'd like to know what happened.
Helper of Mankind


#8 Feb 8, 2012
I've known Jim and his family for years and highly doubt he would ever harm a child!
smalltownpolitic s

New York, NY

#10 Feb 8, 2012
Jim lafountain brought "progress" to that school district, something that alllll the older teachers do not want!! They want to stick to using chalk to teach and having teacher aides in their classrooms so they don't have to do all the work! This incident has been blown wayyyyy out of proportion!!Jim Lafountion will pay the price for a school district full of lazy lazy adults!!!It's not about the kids peoplem, don't let them fool you they are more interested in their raises than making sure your child gets a good educatiobn!
rough week

Little Falls, NY

#11 Feb 8, 2012
Rough week to be an administrator. First Waterville superintendent on " indefinite sick leave" and now this.

They could open a charter school!
first amendment

United States

#12 Feb 10, 2012
yeyeah go figure ...the bums want a murger in the valley.. ahhahah vote NO, upurs first u cockroach
Karma will slap you

New York, NY

#13 Feb 10, 2012
first amendment wrote:
yeyeah go figure ...the bums want a murger in the valley.. ahhahah vote NO, upurs first u cockroach
Your daughter's name is Em Avery and she gives people in Herkimer sexually transmitted infections.

Portland, OR

#14 Jun 13, 2012
markham is the worst school ever!

Portland, OR

#16 Jun 13, 2012
my 2 grade teacher she is stuped. also prinsipal she is stuped

United States

#17 Aug 16, 2012
C'mon, man! The boss did what he had to do and still got screwed. I'm on his side. Will he ever be employed again? I don't know, BUT I doubt it will be in a local public school. What he did happens and there's a lot of educators (especially principals) who did the same thing at least once in their careers. Admit it! You did! I suspect he went through the "training" because his lawyer told him to to possibly save his shot at getting 20 years in for his NYS pension. Sometimes you're the bat and sometimes you're the ball.
Know him

Louisville, KY

#18 Jul 14, 2013
He's a wonderful man and means no harm. He's really close family. Just handles thing the wrong way.

Canton, MA

#19 Jul 15, 2013
Anyone know who is taking his place?
whatcha want

Hartford, CT

#20 Jul 21, 2013
hear a boardmembers friend/family is taking over. lets hope they choose someone with skill not based on knowing someone

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