An appalling incident at the Elizabeth F. Moore School in Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey has left parents furious and demanding answers. A custodian at the school, Giovanni Impellizzeri, has been charged with intentionally tainting cafeteria utensils and food with urine and feces. Disturbing videos shared by Impellizzeri on a messaging app revealed horrifying acts, including urinating on cooking utensils, spitting and rubbing his genitals on bread, and spraying bleach on food items.
The parents of elementary students at the school are understandably outraged and concerned about their children’s health and safety. Dawn Gilliard, one of the parents, expressed her worry and anger, stating that she had to subject her 11-year-old son to bloodwork to ensure he hadn’t consumed the contaminated food. Gilliard and other parents are frustrated with what they perceive as a lack of transparency from the school district in addressing the issue.
Authorities have charged Impellizzeri with several offenses, including official misconduct, tampering with food products, and endangering the welfare of a child. The custodian, who has worked at the district since September 2019, is currently in custody awaiting court hearings. Investigations are underway to determine the timeframe of these disturbing acts.
Parents have voiced their concerns about the emotional well-being of their children, given that they were aware of the allegations before they became public. They demand immediate action from the school administration, urging them to provide therapists and crisis counselors for the affected students. Additionally, there are worries about the extent of contamination, as the district’s three schools are located next to each other.
In response to the incident, the school district is working with the county health department to ensure the sanitization of food preparation areas and utensils. The health department has recommended that individuals contact their healthcare providers if they suspect any illness due to the contaminated food. The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is encouraged to come forward.
This shocking incident highlights the importance of trust and transparency between schools and parents when it comes to the safety and well-being of children. It serves as a reminder that constant vigilance and thorough background checks are crucial in ensuring the integrity of individuals working in educational institutions.