BROOKLYN - An employee at Cobble Hill High School was arrested yesterday for allegedly forcibly touching an 18-year-old female student.

A Department of Education (DOE) spokesperson says 34-year-old Frank Ocasio worked as a community assistant since March of last year, and that he worked as a school aide since 2007.

Today, students at the school said they were stunned by the allegations against Ocasio, whom they described as a friendly and kind person.

Ocasio has been suspended without pay.