Requiem for a Teacher

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NEW YORK CITY: More than 200 students from the Bronx's William Howard Taft High School jammed into the Park Avenue Synagogue for memorial services for Taft teacher Jonathan Levin. The son of Time Warner CEO Jerry Levin was remembered as someone who rarely mentioned his family's wealth but was a dedicated teacher. "He was very nice with blacks and Hispanics, and that is very rare, said Taft senior Jamal Hillard. "He was always helping somebody, and I'll remember him for being helpful." One speaker noted that Levin was always proud of his son, saying "For what he does, my son is the real hero." Police are still searching for whoever killed Levin, who was found bound and shot in his Upper West Side apartment Monday night. Investigators reportedly have found no evidence Levin was a target for extortion. Instead, they were investigating whether the killing might be related to any of his recent relationships with women, including a co-worker at Taft.