Long Island Student Accused Of Choking Teacher After iPhone Is Taken Away

ELMONT, NY (CBSNewYork) – A Long Island student was arrested on Friday for viciously attacking a 50-year-old teacher.

The attack happened in the hallway at Elmont Memorial High School on Long Island, according to WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

Police say 17-year-old Umair Hameed of Valley Stream was stopped by a teacher for playing loud music from his iPhone when Hameed refused to turn off the music. The teacher then took away the phone, and that is when things became violent.

Detectives say the teenager knocked the instructor to the ground and began choking him. Hall reported that the teacher, who refused medical attention, is not seriously injured

Hameed faces assault and strangulation charges.

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  1. PETE says:

    I boy with his name and his criminally behavior should be deported immediately. However do not forget to throw his I-Phone after him, so he can have fun in his tent in the desert, and may be able to soften up the sheep.

  2. Mohammed says:

    Listen to me Umair Hameed! I don’t want you mixing in with the infidels!

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  5. Dan Te says:

    A murderous rampaging m u s l i m e is news??

  6. 2gruesome2b says:

    perhaps the youth thought he was dealing with an infidel in the manner in which he has been taught, so he was justified in doing so?

  7. doc in NJ says:

    and here we are again. Not “cellphone taken away,” but an iPhone. So maybe the Apple message of tranquility, simplicity, intelligence and out-of-the-box thought has not reached this young man as yet? Perhaps Siri can tell him?

  8. alumni says:

    Listen its high school he has the right to confiscate something he feels shouldn’t belong in school I know the teacher personally he is alittle rough but nothing can justify especially a teacher DURING YOalumUR SENIOR YEAR intelligence has nothing to do with it the fact is that he could have just got it back later on that day the only thing he accomplished is add to the many reasons why elmont is viewed down on

    1. alumni says:

      *justify his actions *

    2. sk says:

      the teacher has no right to take it away, the teacher shud have reported it to a principle dean or security

  9. Alumni says:

    I cant believe this stuff is still happening at the HS. The kid might be a good student, however if the music is too loud, that teacher has every right to confiscate the kid’s cellphone. The cellphone is not a right, its a privilege descended down from his parents for him to use properly and not misuse or mistreat. He may have his 3.7, but if he can’t respect other kids and their willingness to learn, even if it is a physical education class, i applaud the professor. EMHS policy is very clear with their technology policies. They have a student handbook that is easily accessible and very comprehensible.

    1. sk says:

      he wasnt playing loud music to begin with, it was just with his headphones on and u cudnt even hear it

      1. Alumni says:

        doesn’t make a difference. He shouldn’t have his phone in class anyway.

        1. sk says:

          He wuz inna halway, betch!

          1. Alumni says:

            He still shouldnt have had his phone out. Dont be stupid. Read the handbook.

  10. Shehry says:

    you guys see anything on the news and started stating your negative comments. you guys only see one side of the story and dont even try finding out the kids side of the story. Umair Hameed is one of my close friends and i attend school with him at elmont memorial highschool. he has a GPA of 3.7. he is extremely smart and could get further than anyone of you here. i know the teacher who was involved and he bullies and pushes around kids and calls them names. hameed had hhim as a teacher in 11th grade and they use to joke around and wrestle here and there and everyone knew it was joking around. just like that he was joking around with him again and the only reason that it became serious this time is because another teacher saw it happen and reported the situation about 6 periods later. the teacher who was involved didn’t even say anything or anything. all you guys want to talk about his mother or father for no reason when they are actually very sweet people. the principle and the media want to make it a big deal cause they just need a story to tell the people. the news does nothing but over hype the situation. STOP LISTENING TO THE NEWS !

    1. aangione says:

      sorry umair lost his temper, and now he will pay the price…i was told there is to be no phones in school…so he was wrong..start to finish..and it does not matter if he had a 3.7 or 4.0 gpa he messed up. and maybe he sould have listend to the news…no phones in school…sorry you did not change my mind.

      1. sk says:

        uhm buddy our school doesnt have a strict policy of no cell phones in school like you doo.. and it was all joking around nothing serious.. some other teacher who saw it happen thought it was serious when it really wasnt.. how you feel?

    2. Common Sense says:

      What is he doing listening to music in school anyhow? Back in my day….

    3. jr strep says:

      “umair hameed” = GUILTY. We have to figure out this creep and his unamerican name? Today it is attacking a teacher, tomorrow it is throwing a handgrenade into a grade school classroom. We REALLY DON’T need him here. Send him back to blacfrica or islamland…

    4. MikeD says:

      Please learn basic grammar, maybe Umair can help you with his NOW extra time.

  11. Observer says:

    It is easy to judge a situation knowing nothing about the situation or the people involved. If you did, you would know that the same student you accuse as a monster who needs to be locked up is an intelligent athlete who made one mistake and will have to live with that. Instead of following the herd and blaming schools and society, get off your computers and try to make a change. Takling about a problem doesnt change it.

  12. Metear says:

    y’all are some dumb asses you don’t even know that story… what does him have a dad even have to do with anything
    the kid was in a threatening situation
    Shut up

    1. jelly says:

      what doe dad have to do with it? beat his ass when he is out of control.

  13. The Bridgeport Kid says:

    Was he wearing a hoodie? With a name like that I’m guessing he was.

    1. Betsy says:

      Shut up, racist.

      1. Anna says:

        Well i can see your ignorent

        1. pole sitter says:

          backs stink

  14. Jason says:

    IF THIS KID IS ALLOWED IN THIS SCHOOL AGAIN , THE FACULTY WILL CERTAINLY BE AFFECTED NEGATIVELY!
    REGARDLESS OF WHETHER HE HAS A FATHER FIGURE AT HOME IS NO EXCUSE,WHOEVER IS HIS GUARDIAN NEEDS TO ACT HERE BIG TIME!

    1. Shehry says:

      you guys see anything on the news and started stating your negative comments. you guys only see one side of the story and dont even try finding out the kids side of the story. Umair Hameed is one of my close friends and i attend school with him at elmont memorial highschool. he has a GPA of 3.7. he is extremely smart and could get further than anyone of you here. i know the teacher who was involved and he bullies and pushes around kids and calls them names. hameed had hhim as a teacher in 11th grade and they use to joke around and wrestle here and there and everyone knew it was joking around. just like that he was joking around with him again and the only reason that it became serious this time is because another teacher saw it happen and reported the situation about 6 periods later. the teacher who was involved didn’t even say anything or anything. all you guys want to talk about his mother or father for no reason when they are actually very sweet people. the principle and the media want to make it a big deal cause they just need a story to tell the people. the news does nothing but over hype the situation. STOP LISTENING TO THE NEWS !

  15. thor's hammer says:

    back in the mid 70s, i student taught a 4th grade. coming back from lunch 1 day, i had to break up a fight between 2 kids in my class and was kidney punched by 1 of the boys enough to lay me out. 2 other teachers came into the room and were helping me down to the nurse’s office. the principal remarked “boys will be boys.” still trying to catch my breath, i gasped back “lawsuits, will be lawsuits.” the principal was reprimanded by the superintendent, and i received a written and verbal apology. actions have consequences. this kid needs a reality check, and about 6 weeks at a parris island like facility. today’s gadgets are a privilege, NOT a right. too many excuses are made for students today. anger management little man will come after reveille at 0530 hours, half an hour of physical training, and 15 minutes to eat your breakfast. you will drop & give us 20.

  16. J Weinstein says:

    I would bet this kid has no father at home and probably beats his mother.

    1. The Bridgeport Kid says:

      I’m guessing he’ll have a summer residence in Ossining before too long.

    2. Betsy says:

      First off, none of this has to do with his mother and father. Hes extremely respectful, and if you knew the teacher, you would know Hegi pushes kids around like its nothing. Umairs kind-hearted and there obviously has to be more to the story than the news is giving out, so stop talking about a kid you don’t even know. He loves his parents. So shut up.

  17. J Weinstein says:

    Kids these days have no respect for authority. Where does this kid come off saying no to a teacher that tells him to lower his radio. Then the parents wonder why their kids grow up to be losers, in jail, or living in their basements.

  18. George says:

    Student’s lucky it wasn’t me; I would have taken his ability to eat solid foods away for about as long as it took his jaw to heal! I know, I’d be in trouble – big whoop !

  19. cygon says:

    parents give kids these gadgets. administrators say they are not to be used but no one ever cares when kids use them. teachers are caught between the devil and a hard place again.

  20. AAngione says:

    phones are not to be in school…and the fact that a student did that…he does not need school he needs jail….lock his sorry ass up…make the world a safer place.

  21. Subaqua Noma IV says:

    Kids today, and parents share a huge portion of blame, believe they are entitled to be constantly connected to their electronic devices at all hours of the day in school. Schools should ban their use. They are nothing but a distraction and serve no purpose in school. Oh but wait…teachers’ job performance is linked to student achievement. Teachers are responsible…yup…makes perfect sense.

  22. john says:

    DUH! Taking anything away from a hs student is a mistake–call the office, call security–DUH!!

    1. BronxHSTeacher says:

      I disagree, John. The teachers need to be in control both inside and outside the classroom, and by having to go to someone else to confiscate the phone the teacher is undermining his own authority. The message here should be that a student has no license at all to assault a teacher – something I hope the student realizes as he’s being mounted in a cell. DUH!

    2. DOUBLE_CHINNED_PUPPETEER says:

      You are very foolish and obviously live in fear.

      1. aangione says:

        I think yuu are wrong…we parents, ones who work full time, and raise good hard working children who are on sports teams and national honor society, have attended college, and worked at making their children prductive people in society, are sick and tired of hearing the whining from parents about what schools and teachers are NOT doing for their children. I am tired of parents who do not work on raising their children to be good people complain when they get in trouble with the police, .that child was not taught correctly, and that parent failed. …you do not attack people, and for that he needs to go to jaiil but it could have been advoided if his parents taught him correctly.

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