Promising NY school rocked by principal's suicide, probe finding she forged test answers

Jeanene Worrell-Breeden had what she called a dream job running a public school linked with Columbia University's Teachers College when she killed herself by jumping in front of a subway car this spring.

Three months later, the city Department of Education says there was more to her sad story.

A department memo released Monday says that on the same day Worrell-Breeden made her fatal leap, someone told Education Department investigators that Worrell-Breeden had confided she forged answers on multiple third-graders' exams this April because the children hadn't finished them.

All the school's third-grade English scores have been thrown out. This was the first year the school's students took the important test.

The school referred questions to the Education Department.

A working telephone number for Worrell-Breeden's family couldn't immediately be found.