A Brooklyn teacher has been arrested for throwing a 12-year-old boy to the ground during an argument. The Police say Marquell Singleton, 30, clashed with the 12 year old student around 12:30 p.m. Saturday June 4th at PS 178 Saint Clair Mckelway on 2163 Dean Street near Saratoga Avenue in Brownsville.
The pair was arguing, and at some point during the scuffle, Singleton allegedly grabbed the boy and hurled him to the ground, causing him to hit his head. It was unclear what injuries the boy may have suffered or why the school was open on a Saturday. After further investigation, police found out that the the victim suffered a concussion, but was in stable condition.
Singleton was arrested Monday and charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The police said. “This alleged behavior is absolutely reprehensible and will not be tolerated,”. The city Department of Education said in a statement, “This employee was removed from the school and students, and we will work with the NYPD as they investigate. If convicted, we will move to terminate him. The safety and wellbeing of our students remains our top priority.”
According to Singleton,His father In-Law Gardy Brazella is the president of the 69th Precinct in Canarsie, Brooklyn. According to witnesses at the school, when Singleton came to retrieve his belongings from his locker at the school, he bragged that his father in-law helped to get the case dismissed and to get the charges expunged , so that he could face less consequences.
The Victim's family seeks justice for their son who has been afraid to go to school ever since the incident on June 4th.
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