Assault charges dropped against Bronx Guild H.S. principal and safety officer

Charges have been dropped against a Bronx principal and a school safety officer who intervened when a New York City police officer tried to arrest a student back in February. According to police, the incident took place at Bronx Guild High School when a student, Asley Vega, screamed out a curse word in the hall. Police Officer Juan Gonzalez, who is assigned to the school, tried to restrain the student and give her a ticket, but she ran into a classroom. Principal Michael Soquero and school safety officer James Burgos refused to allow the police officer to take the girl from the school building. The officer called police and the principal and school aide were arrested and charged with assault. The district attorney's office said this case is not a matter for the courts, but in the future those who interfere with a police officer in a school will be prosecuted.

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