NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A teacher at a Manhattan high school was facing charges Tuesday morning after being accused of attacking one of his students.
Police said 50-year-old Jose Garcia of Queens was arrested Monday after he pulled a chair out from under a 15-year-old boy and then used a desk to pin him against a wall.
The incident happened Friday at the West End Secondary School on 61st Street.
Garcia is charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
The Department of Education said Garcia has been removed from the classroom pending the investigation.