A New York City assistant teacher was detained and charged this week after being indicted for assaulting a twelve-year-old student while on school.
Roger Jassie, 57-year-old, was arrested by officers from the New York Police Department after supposedly hitting a child in the chest during an argument at the School of the Future in Brooklyn. The suspect was hired as a 7th-grade math teacher, as per the school website.
The teacher “lost his temper” with a kid who was attempting to block another student from accessing his classroom, the sources report.
The event reportedly transpired at approximately 4 p.m., with Jassie being arrested about an hour later and charged with attack and acting in a behavior injurious to a kid under 17-years-old, the sources report.
The boy, who has not been identified, was conveyed to Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn for nursing after complaining of discomfort, the sources report. He was not severely hurt. As per the sources, Jassie had been serving as a teacher in the city for almost three months.
In a statement issued following his capture, the New York City Department of Education stated: “The security of our students is our top precedence and this assistant teacher was promptly suspended without pay when we were made informed of this regarding the allegation.“