A teacher at Head Start in Morris County was arrested after police said he was reported for making physical contact with a three-year-old child.
Thomas H. Meier, 35, of Mount Arlington, was charged with second-degree physical assault and second degree endangering the welfare of a child.
On October 8, a coworker saw Meier carry out an act of physical contact upon a three-year-old child and reported the incident to staff and police. The gender of the child was not disclosed by the police.
The preschool program includes children between the ages of three and five years old, according to the Head Start of Morris County website.
According to his personal Facebook page, Meier also has worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor at Greater Morristown YMCA, and previously taught pre-K at Bridges to Learning in Rockaway.
Meier was taken to Morris County jail pending a court appearance.