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Monday, April 1, 2019

Teacher Arrested for Throwing Notebook at 9-Year Old Student’s Face

PS253 in New York City

Queens, NY — Loretta Myers, a 48-year old elementary school teacher, was arrested last week at a school after she allegedly threw a book at her 9-year old student’s face last January. According to reports, the reason why she did that was that he was not listening.

Myers, who works as a teacher at Public School 253 Central Avenue near Wheatley Avenue in Far Rockaway, became frustrated during science class on the morning of January 31 because the student, a boy who was unidentified, apparently wasn’t paying attention.

Myers then angrily took a book from the student and threw it in the garbage. The student tried throwing another one of his books in the garbage but hit Myers in the leg instead.

The teacher became angrier and responded by throwing back the book, hitting him in his face, police said. Myers even reportedly said, “I could care less.”

Myers has since been charged with second-degree assault, acting in a manner injurious to a child under the age of 17, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment, according to police.

According to the Department of Education, Myers was “immediately reassigned” while an investigation is ongoing.

“This is a deeply troubling allegation,” spokesman Doug Cohen said.