The incident reportedly happened in May 2014 at the School of Education and Training in the JFK Educational Complex in Paterson, NJ. The suspect was a French teacher at the school. He allegedly got into an argument with a 10th-grade student.
At some point, the verbal altercation turned physical and the suspect allegedly spit on the victim. Prior to that, the suspect allegedly yelled at the victim and told her to “go home and take a shower” because she was “dirty.”
The suspect was ultimately fired from a tenured teaching position as a result of the spitting incident. However, law enforcement did not file any criminal charges for simple assault.
The suspect taught in NJ for roughly a decade, including many years in Paterson, New Jersey. Now the suspect will be barred from teaching New Jersey for two years after a school board suspended him for the alleged assault in 2014.
The suspect reportedly had been hired to teach French at East Orange Campus High School in East Orange NJ next year, but now those plans will have to be put on hold.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Teacher Who Allegedly Spit on Student Punished by State.”