Student allegedly assaulted by teacher at Validus Preparatory Academy
A teacher at a Morrisania school has been charged with assault after police say he punched a student in the face. The incident happened in the hallway of Validus Preparatory Academy on Fulton Avenue Tuesday. David Cody said he punched the 14-year-old after the student sprayed water in his face. Cody, 51, has been employed with the New York City Department of Education since March of 2004. A spokesperson for the department says Cody has been reassigned to desk duty at a regional office.