DOE teacher arrested, accused of forcible touching on school grounds

Baksh was charged with sexual misconduct, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.

Elly Morillo

Sep 22, 2023, 9:39 PM

Updated 245 days ago

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Police say a Department of Education teacher is in custody and facing several charges for touching a teen during school hours.
Mohammed Baksh, 70, was arrested Thursday afternoon. Baksh was charged with sexual misconduct, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.
It is unclear when the alleged incident took place and at what school. 
The DOE provided a statement saying, "This alleged behavior is extremely concerning and unacceptable. Nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of our students. This employee has been reassigned away from the school and students pending the outcome of the arrest and if convicted, we will pursue termination."


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