New Haven teacher charged with assault after alleged ‘altercation’ with student

New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — An Edgewood School teacher faces an assault charge after an alleged ‘altercation with a student during the school day.”

New Haven Police responded to Edgewood School just after 2:15 p.m. Monday regarding an assault.

Officers learned a teacher, Deron Beasley, 42, was involved in an altercation in a classroom.

The student sustained minor injuries and was released to a parent, police said.

Beasley was arrested and taken to the New Haven Police Department. He is charged with assault in the third degree, risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment in the second degree.

Beasley was released on a $15,000 bond.

New Haven School District spokesperson Justin Harmon said the district “takes very seriously any incident that poses physical risk to a student.”

Harmon said the school and the district are “cooperating fully” with New Haven Police.

Beasley will be placed on leave while the incident is investigated, Harmon said.

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