From The New York Times: As the academic year at Columbia Secondary School in New York City drew to a close, students, parents and teachers reeled from the death of a 12-year-old pupil on a class field trip to a beach last month. But feelings of grief have turned into anger after an inquiry by city investigators that faulted the middle school for the way it had organized and supervised the outing. After a report by the city’s Special Commissioner of Investigation was released, the first-year teacher who chaperoned the trip was fired, and the school’s principal and assistant principal were disciplined. Some teachers say the two administrators deserved harsher punishments. The student, Nicole Suriel, drowned at a Long Island beach that had been closed and where no lifeguard was on duty.