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Bedford Park Elementary teacher arrested after allegedly strangling student

A 10-year-old boy now fears going to school after he, his parents and police say he was violently handled by a teacher.

News 12 Staff

May 3, 2022, 2:27 AM

Updated 780 days ago


UPDATE: Charges against Everaldo Benros were dropped following an investigation by the Bronx District Attorney's office.
Original Story: A 10-year-old boy now fears going to school after he, his parents and police say he was violently handled by a teacher.
Images provided by the family show that the child sustained bruising to his neck, shoulders, and back. 
The incident unfolded at Bedford Park Elementary School on April 26 where police say the teacher, who they identified as 44-year-old Everaldo Benros, placed his hands on the boy’s neck.
The teacher pushed the child to the ground after he reportedly tried to leave from a lunch detention and started throwing chairs around the classroom.
The boy was taken to Montefiore Hospital after saying he was suffering from back pain.
The child’s mother says she has not received any outreach from the school after the incident.
Police say Benros is facing multiple charges, including assault and was arrested the next day. 

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