‘Dog’ is a weird cat
A volunteer who worked in the student store at a Brooklyn high school had a doggone odd way of acting with students: He barked.
Students who bought candy or other items at Leon Goldstein HS in Sheepshead Bay called William Ferraro “weird.” He rubbed their hands when giving change, making some girls uncomfortable, and then began to woof.
“Arf, arf, arf, arf, arf,” one girl described Ferraro’s sound. “Ruff, ruff, ruff, ruff,” another recalled.
The noisy volunteer didn’t balk when confronted by officers of the Special Commissioner of Investigation, a report says. He started barking at the investigators and asked, “Is that what you’re talking about?”
Ferraro, who worked at the school for two years, caressed the hands of students “to make them feel better and relax after a hard day at school,” he explained.
He was told “to leave Goldstein and not to return,” the report says.