WATERVLIET, N.Y. (NEWS10) – School is just days away from starting, and a local district is taking a hit once again.
For six years, Canniff was a teacher at Watervliet Junior Senior High School. He was also a junior varsity baseball coach.
Caplan said she has not been informed of the details of the arrest.
Caplan said she does not know if the investigation has anything to do with the recent arrest of School Liaison Officer Joshua Spratt who is accused of having sex with two Watervliet high school students.
“It’s very obvious that there are adults making really bad decisions,” Caplan said. “And by no means do those adults represent the district, the teaching staff, or the teaching profession for that reason. I think our mission now is and our goal is to, you know, acknowledge, heal, and we need to move on.”
A letter was sent to parents. Caplan is urging any parents who have concerns to contact her.
Caplan said the district will continue to work with authorities, although she believes the investigation is close to ending.