Kruger Creates Hubbub After 15-Year-Old's Death

State Senator Carl Kruger is under attack yet again, after barging into a principal’s meeting to declare Roy H. Mann Junior High School a neighborhood problem in the wake of a 15-year-old Madison High School student’s tragic death.

The Daily News reports:

While there’s been no suggestion that drugs or alcohol played a role in the incident, state Sen. Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn) visited the school yesterday to say the school is troubled.
“Neighbors have complained about drinking and drug activity at the school for years,” said Kruger. “This tragedy highlights the need to improved security at the school.”
An Education Department source complained that Kruger “barged” into a meeting in the principal’s office and dropped off empty cans of alcohol he found. “Nothing was supposed to be touched as there is a police investigation going on, so he basically just tampered with evidence,” said the source.
Kruger said he saw no crime tape.
Education spokeswoman Margie Feinberg said guards watch over the school at night, adding: “The incident is under investigation, and the school is cooperating with police.”

The fumbled display of leadership is one of few appearances Kruger has made since turning himself in to federal authorities on corruption charges in March.

Meanwhile, the state senator also received some snark from Albany’s Times-Union blog, Capital Confidential, who mocked his notably un-notable constituent newsletter. They sum it up like so:

He’s happy the power bill was signed into law. Don’t close hospitals in Brooklyn. Cuts to services hurt.
La di da. Ho hum. No mention of the fact that Kruger is facing federal corruption charges (he’s pleaded not guilty), was stripped of his leadership post and no longer attends conferences with the other Democrats in the chamber.

Is Roy H. Mann’s troubles really the biggest problem in the district? Some might say Kruger’s the neighborhood problem…