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Who is Samantha Krakower? Wiki, Bio, Age, Teacher, Sexually Assaulting Student, Arrested

Samantha Krakower

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Samantha Krakower, a teacher at Leonia High School in New Jersey is accused of sexually assaulting a student. The Bergen County prosecutor’s office says Ms. Krakower, of Palisades Park, teaches physical education and health at the high school. She is also a softball and basketball coach.

Records show Krakower, of Palisades Park, became a teacher last year. It was not immediately clear if she had retained an attorney.

Age

She is 24 years old.

Samantha Krakower Sexually Assaulting Student

The prosecutor’s office investigated and learned Krakower allegedly started the inappropriate relationship earlier this school year.

The school district released the following statement

“Please note that the District received notice that a teacher employed by the Leonia Board of Education at Leonia High School was arrested on April 22, 2021, on criminal charges. While these are pending charges and there has been no adjudication of guilt, the notification of these charges is of great concern to the Leonia Board of Education and the entire Leonia community. The Board has suspended this teacher, pending adjudication of the criminal charges and this teacher is restrained from being on any of the schools’ campuses.

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“The Board and the administration are working closely with law enforcement as their investigation proceeds and remain committed to ensuring the health and safety of our students. The administration has reconfigured existing staff to cover the teacher’s physical education and health classes. Unfortunately, due to the confidentiality rights that public school employees possess, the Board cannot comment any further on the specifics of the charges.”

Arrested

Krakower faces charges of sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, and endangering the welfare of a child, authorities said. Krakower remained held at the Bergen County Jail ahead of a court hearing, sheriff’s office records show.

School Statement

School officials on Thursday alerted Leonia police about the allegations, according to the prosecutor, who said borough police contacted the county special victims unit.

District Schools Superintendent Edward Bertolini called the incident “a very troubling situation,” and said he became aware of the allegations after officials received confidential tips. Counseling will be available at the school Monday, he added.

“While these are pending charges and there has been no adjudication of guilt, the notification of these charges is of great concern to the Leonia Board of Education and the entire Leonia community,” a statement from the school district said. “The board has suspended this teacher, pending an adjudication of the criminal charges and this teacher is restrained from being on any of the schools’ campuses.”

“The board and the administration are working closely with law enforcement as their investigation proceeds and remain committed to ensuring the health and safety of our students,” the district said.

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