BX gym teacher charged with assaulting students

A gym teacher from P.S. 55 is behind bars this morning for allegedly hitting two students with a belt.

Police say Pedro Molano found two 11-year-old students fighting with the belt when he snatched it away and allegedly hit them both with it.

Molano has been charged with two counts of assault. The Department of Education has not yet commented on the status of his job.

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