CATSKILL — An honor student at Catskill and Boy Scout High School has been suspended for a total of 37 school days after leaving a small pocket knife in his backpack that he used for after-school work. he turned over to the administrators before an independent search of his person.
Owen Valentino, 17, said he accidentally left the knife in his backpack after using it to cut carpet for a part-time job landscaping and odd jobs at a property in the city. city. He was initially suspended for five days beginning Oct. 27, but received an additional 32-day suspension after a hearing with administrators, a decision that “absolutely floored” the family, his mother, Colleen Rosenblatt, said.