A teacher at a Springfield Gardens middle school was arrested just before the first day of school for stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of supplies from the school.
Sherran Fields, 44, was arrested on Sept. 4 on charges of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, according to the NYPD.
Fields, who reports say is a teacher at I.S. 59, was allegedly caught on surveillance video at the school, located at 132-55 Ridgedale St., taking $8,298 worth of science equipment, including packages of teaching materials and curriculum resources between 10:20 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. Aug. 21.
“This alleged behavior is completely unacceptable, and we reassigned this teacher away from students when we became aware of the allegation. She will remain reassigned pending the outcome of the case,” said Danielle Filson of the Department of Education.