Bronx teen accuses teacher of sexual harassment
A Bronx teen in Morrisania is claiming she was inappropriately touched by her teacher at school.A 13-year-old girl says she was talking with a friend Thursday when her math teacher at P.S. 22 slipped his hand over her genitals. She says she screamed loudly and then yelled at the teacher. She also says she mentioned the incident to a former teacher, but authorities were not notified until Friday morning. The accusers? parents are outraged the teacher did not report the alleged abuse to authorities or school officials immediately.Since the abuse was reported, another student has come forward saying the same teacher inappropriately touched her as well. Department of Education officials say parents of both accusers have met with school officials and police. Parents of the accusers say they are waiting to hear back from school officials about how the situation is being handled.
The accused teacher has been re-assigned to duties outside of the classroom until the investigation is complete. The 13-year-old girl says a similar incident occurred with the same teacher at an earlier date but she did not report it.