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NYPD: Teacher accused of forcibly touching 13-year-old student in Bronx school

Police say a 38-year-old New York City teacher is now facing charges for forcibly touching a 13-year-old student multiple times.

News 12 Staff

Nov 3, 2022, 11:21 AM

Updated 598 days ago

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Police say a 38-year-old New York City teacher is now facing charges for forcibly touching a 13-year-old student multiple times.
According to authorities, the teacher works at the School for Inquiry and Social Justice in the Bronx. 
There were three separate incidents of inappropriate interactions, all of them described by police to be of a sexual nature.
As of right now, police have identified that teacher as Paul Anthony Tyrrell. He is now facing a slew of charges that include acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17 years old, sexual abuse and forcible touching.
The DOE provided the following statement regarding these charges:
"The safety of our students is our absolute top priority and these allegations are extremely troubling. We are cooperating with the NYPD's investigation and this employee has been immediately reassigned away from the school and any contact with students."


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