NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A Bronx school administrator is expected to be arraigned today on sex abuse charges.
Ponzo is the latest in a series of city school workers who have been charged with allegedly abusing students in the last two months.
They include an aide at a school in Brooklyn accused of recording himself sexually assaulting students at the elementary school, staff members at schools in Manhattan and Queens accused of fondling young boys, and a substitute teacher at a Bronx high school accused of forcible touching.
The Board of Education issued a statement Tuesday, saying: ”We take these cases very seriously.”
The board declined further comment.
School officials say he has been the assistant principal since 2008, but has been re-assigned pending the outcome of his case.
Police say Ponzo faces two counts of sex abuse and two counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child under the age of 17.
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