M.S. 142 teacher charged with assaulting a 13-year-old student

A teacher at M.S. 142 was arraigned on Wednesday on charges of harassment, assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Osagie Ehigie, 24, is accused of assaulting a 13-year-old seventh-grader at the school. The student claims the teacher told him to stand in the corner and when he didn't do what the teacher wanted, the teacher slammed his head into the wall several times. The student went home and told his mother, and the teacher was later arrested.

Meanwhile, teachers at the school held a rally to voice their disapproval of how the school is run. They say kids in need of help should get the appropriate services.

The Department of Education says Ehigie has been re-assigned to a regional office pending the outcome of a hearing.

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