NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some parents at a charter school in Brooklyn are voicing concerns over an alleged 11-year-old drug dealer at the school.

“One thing he said to the kids in my son’s classroom, that marijuana is better than cigarettes,” said Jocasta Esposa.

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She is one of the parents at The Bushwick Ascend Charter School who supports former Public Safety Director Jorge Rodriguez, 1010 WINS’ Holli Haerr reported.

Rodriguez claims he was fired when he urged school officials to notify authorities about the student.

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“This is a big problem that we’ve been having with this child and something has to be done,” he said.

But the school’s founder, Steven Wilson, said Rodriguez’s story is not true.

Steven Wilson

Steven Wilson, founder of The Bushwick Ascend Charter School, addresses accusations of a student drug dealer at the school on Nov. 13, 2015 (Credit: Holli Haerr/1010 WINS)

“First of all, he was not terminated. He resigned,” Wilson said, adding the school appropriately disciplined the child.

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But Rodriquez said the child poses a “danger” to other students, and claimed a recent photo of the 11-year-old on Instragram showed him pointing what appeared to be a gun and smoking what appeared to be marijuana.