Teen Accused in Drug Deal, Slashing Arraigned

Students involved in incident reportedly no longer enrolled at Chaminade High School.

Out of class, off the soccer team and out of school, 17-year-old Matthew Sinatro found himself in the Tuesday morning instead of on the grassy field where he was a varsity goalkeeper or behind the classroom desks where he made honor roll.

Accused of slashing another 17-year-old in an alleged , Sinatro sat beside both of his parents in the small corridor just outside the cramped courtroom in a suit and tie, undoubtedly one which would have been worn to his classes at , but which would be out of place for a student now reportedly enrolled in a public school.

Due to the felony charges against Sinatro, he was first arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead, then at the county court house.

Sinatro and the other student allegedly involved in the incident – who has not yet been identified in any report – are reportedly no longer students at the school.

Requests for confirmation or comment from Chaminade administrators was declined. Attorney Albert Gaudelli of Forest Hills, who represents Sinatro, also declined comment.

It is not known where Sinatro, a West Hempstead resident, is currently enrolled. He is due back in court in December.

Eileen Lynch O'Hara October 19, 2011 at 02:34 PM
Why is the fact that this young man, who is now accused of several crimes, attended Chaminade High School at some unknown point relevant to your article? Why is it one of your main points? It does not seem at all relevant to your article other than an attempt to harm the reputation of an outstanding school by its past association with the subject of your article. Please stick to relevant facts in your reporting.
Tara Conry (Editor) October 19, 2011 at 02:42 PM
Eileen- FYI: He was currently enrolled at Chaminade at the time of this incident.


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