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.