NEW ROCHELLE, NY — A long time school district employee was escorted out of New Rochelle High School on Friday.
Several independent sources tell Talk of the Sound that Steve D. Brown, TV/Media Specialist at New Rochelle High School and the manager of New Rochelle Educational Access Television, was removed from the building following complaints of “inappropriate text messages” sent students at the high school.
The District did not respond to requests for comment.
One source said after parents of the students complained that Brown had proposed filming female students he was suspended with pay and ordered to stay off school grounds. Another said “he’s done. He won’t be back” saying that Brown has been the subject of complaints in the past. Both sources asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation.
Brown was not at work on Monday and did not set up Audio/Video equipment for last night’s New Rochelle Board of Education meeting as he typically does to stream and record board meetings.
Brown was paid $81,410 in 2018, according to seethroughny.net.
Educational Access programming from NRED-TV is broadcast on Channel 30 in New Rochelle over Verizon Cable-TV and Channel 77 in New Rochelle on Altice Cable-TV.