NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A recently removed teacher has been arrested on charges that he sexually abused five students at a school in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

Omil Carrasquillo was a cluster science teacher at P.S. 249, at 18 Marlborough Rd. in Brooklyn, which has students from kindergarten through fifth grade.

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He was arrested and charged in connection with incidents that occurred on campus, police said Wednesday night.

Carrasquillo had worked for the Department of Education since 2006, the department said.

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He was removed immediately when the allegations surfaced, and his last day was Friday, the department said.

“These allegations are disturbing and we removed Mr. Carrasquillo immediately; he is not near any students,” the department said in a statement. “We are investigating the matter and supporting this school community.”

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