Staten Island DA McMahon Denounces Violence, Demands School Safety In Wake Of Shots Fired, Damage Caused At Stapleton Lighthouse Community School Grounds Monday February 13th

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District Attorney Michael E. McMahon Denounces Violence & Demands School Safety in Wake of Shots Fired on Stapleton School Grounds This Past Monday Afternoon

February 14th, at 1:00pm outside P.S. 78 the Stapleton Lighthouse Community School located at 35 Hill Street, Staten Island, New York 10304, District Attorney Michael E. McMahon will hold a press conference to update the public on a shooting that occurred on the Stapleton elementary school’s grounds this past Monday afternoon.

Taking place at approximately 12:30pm yesterday, the shooting damaged multiple school building windows but thankfully, no injuries were reported. The NYPD’s investigation of this incident remains ongoing.


District Attorney McMahon will be joined by members of the NYPD, New York City Department of Education officials, P.S. 78 school administration members and staff, and his fellow local elected officials.

Attendees at the press conference included DA McMahon, Borough President Fossella, NYPD Patrol Borough Staten Island XO Chief Hurson, NYPD 120th Precinct XO Captain Perez, and NYPD Patrol Borough Captain Marshall.

Representatives from State Senator Lanza and Scarcella-Spanton’s office were in attendance as well as Assemblyman Fall’s office. PS 78 was represented by Principal Jodi Contento, Deputy Superintendent Christine Chavez, Alain Metulis of the UFT, and representatives from the Community Education Council.

DA McMahon condemned the violence, vowed to diligently work with our partners in the NYPD to hold the perpetrators accountable, and spoke to the need for more NYPD officers and school safety officers to protect this school and schools across Staten Island.

Banner and Other Images: DA McMahon and other attendees at the press conference. All Images Credit –  DA McMahon’s office


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