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Jackson Heights Middle School Teacher Arrested for Sexually Abusing a Minor

David G. Reinoso, pictured, a teacher at a Jackson Heights middle school has been arrested for allegedly having sexual contact with a minor under the age of 13. (Photo: New York State Police)

March 16, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A teacher at a Jackson Heights middle school has been arrested for sexually abusing a minor under the age of 13.

David Reinoso, a teacher at I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzer, located at 33-34 80th St., was arrested by New York State police Friday and charged with sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, according to authorities.

Reinoso, 43, who lives in Suffern in Rockland County, allegedly had sexual contact with the minor in South Blooming Grove in Orange County.

It is unclear when the alleged incident took place, or whether the victim is a pupil at the school.

A spokesperson for the New York City Dept. of Education said that Reinoso is no longer in contact with students. He was immediately reassigned, and his employment status is pending the outcome of the case.

“This alleged conduct is deeply unsettling… if he is convicted, we will pursue his termination,” said Sarah Casasnovas, a spokesperson for the DOE.

Reinoso has been a teacher at the I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzer since 2010 and has worked for the DOE since 2004, Casasnovas said.

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Dad

He has been in tge rubberoom before… should check if he has previous incidents like this.

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Gia

Terrible. Check out the sexual offenders search on the internet and so many are residing in local shelters. Many were charged with raping woman, children and possession of child pornography.

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Anonymous

I agree the information here is vague and It is out of this jurisdiction. They are accusations and we should let the courts handle the matter before coming to conclusions.

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unknown

man mr reinoso is not a good teacher hes the worst he was our subsitute and made us do 3 periods of math when we were supposed to do social studies

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Okay. I'm going to explain something to you all.

Whenever you have a substitute, your original teacher is supposed to leave work or plans. Most do not, no matter what their school insists on.
Also whenever you have a substitute, the chances you have of getting someone who is proficient in the field they were assigned to us quite limited! Heck, my mobility impaired ass was assigned to teach physical education right before the pandemic hit! Nearly lost my mind! Last year I had to teach ELA 6th grade when my licence is Pre-K- 3! You do what you have to do and be as professional as you can.

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Anonymous

Well I am glad he was teaching something it is not his job to cover social studies it was actually your social studies teacher job to leave a workplan.

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IS149 student

I am a student from this school, this scares me. This teacher once substituted a teacher of mine and came to my class some girls in my class claim that he looked at them weirdly. This disgusts me and disturbed me ALOT.

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Anon

Same, I’m also a student here, and this scares the shit outta me. He had been my sub twice before this case was filed, luckily nothing happened with him or my classmates to my knowledge

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SuperWittySmitty

I hope you learn how to write properly in standard English. A lot of students get to high school without having learned how to write a few sentences without making numerous mistakes. Good luck!

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That's bigly disgusting

I their are alot of students that experienced this your encouraged to post about it

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Ok, of it didn't happen in the school in NYC or with a NYC student..

It doesn’t belong here. Let orange county report it. Not our business.

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I'm not saying the doe did anything wrong with handling this...

I am saying that since this didn’t happen at the school or with a NYC student, this story doesn’t belong here.

Let orange county handle it. It’s not our business.

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I stand with Russia

Agreed. The same should apply with Ukraine. It’s none of America’s business.

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