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Accused Teen in Mineola Drug Deal 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 a , 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 enrolled in an public education building.

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 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.

Scout October 19, 2011 at 05:07 PM
I know a mom, a woman of color, who has a kid at the middle school around the corner and once when she walked past Chaminade on her way to pick up her kid, the Chaminade boys out front taunted her with ape-like noises and pretended to be monkeys. She was terrified and just kept walking. I will say, Ive noticed, they're polite at the Mineola train station—as they pour out of the elevator they sometimes let a woman out first. Well, it's always been a white woman, at least so far. I guess my point is, there are bad kids in every class of people, even the ones people in my neighborhood aspire to.
SLJ October 19, 2011 at 07:40 PM
I am not sure your reasoning for posting what you did. What does your story have to do with the situation above, and why would you bring race into this?
Haddett Huptueer October 19, 2011 at 10:51 PM
I agree Jesse, broad brushing an entire school is uncalled for. As for the perp who carved up his friend, I hope his story will help his former classmates to realize, Mommy and Daddy can't get them out of every mess they get themselves into. He faces felony charges and if convicted will carry it for the rest of his life. Nobody's fault but his own. Drugs, and an elitist attitude is crashing down around him. His story should be used for every freshman entering the mighty Chaminade walls. Nobody is above the law.
Vincent October 20, 2011 at 02:57 PM
If this punk is a first time offender guaranteed nothing will happen to him other than getting a slap on the wrist. And he other "student" isn't even identified.

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