Bronx teacher thrown in jail after criticizing principal Lydia Howrilka was arrested for harassment and spent 14 hours in NYPD custody before charges were dropped. Continue reading... http://nypost.com/2014/04/13/bronx-teacher-thrown-in-jail-after-criticizing-principal/ Howrilka sued and filed a complaint alleging Urena improperly raffled off iPads and other costly prizes for kids. The claim prompted a DOE probe. Howrilka sent an e-mail asking about her treatment to Urena and Chancellor Carmen Fariña — and to some 40 other city and state education officials and city politicians. She got a call from the NYPD asking her to surrender on Urena’s charge of aggravated harassment. Howrilka spent seven hours in the 84th Precinct house before being moved to Brooklyn’s Central Booking.