Alleged incident with Bayonne teacher being investigated by DYFS

BAYONNE AND BEYOND — Bayonne school officials said Friday that state law prohibits them from commenting at length on the recent suspension of a history teacher at Bayonne High School. However, published reports have said that history teacher Lawrence Sangi has been suspended for an incident involving a student.
Assistant Superintendent of Bayonne Schools Robert Craig confirmed that Sangi has been placed on administrative leave with pay while authorities investigate, which could take up to 30 days. No criminal charges have been filed against him.
In a show of support for Sangi, many Bayonne High School students wore paper moustaches at the school on Thursday.
“When we have a report like this, unfortunately, we don’t get involved in the investigation,” said Craig. “The entire investigation is in the hands of DYFS and the county prosecutor’s office.”
The state Division of Youth and Family Services generally investigates matters that involve allegations of abuses against children.
Several students who called the Bayonne Community News this week defended their teacher, saying that he has been wrongly accused.

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