Three New York City high school teachers were arrested on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, all in separate incidents.
A 33 year-old high school teacher was arrested on charges that he conducted an online relationship with a minor, a relationship which had an inappropriate sexual nature. The accused was charged with various crimes, including endangering the welfare of a child and attempted aggravated sexual abuse. According to police the girl was not a student of his, but she may have been a student at the high school where he was employed.
A 55 year-old teacher in the Bronx was arrested after he allegedly shoved a school safety officer while trying to break up a fight. He is being charged with assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct, among other charges.
And in Brooklyn, a 53 year-old teacher is alleged to have brought an air rifle and a fake gun to school, which resulted in her arrest. She was charged with various crimes including unlawful possession of a weapon on school grounds. According to the woman's husband she planned to use the guns as part of an in-class safety demonstration, and had cleared the props with school security before bringing the toy guns into the school.