An Enfield High School teacher has been accused of inappropriately touching a student and was ordered to have no contact with her student while he works at the school. Court records state that Francis Hajosy, 54, of Stafford, spanked the student.
He has been suspended, the superintendent said. He was arrested on Tuesday and charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and second-degree breach of peace, according to court records.
Hajosy was arrested after a school resource officer was notified of a June 9 incident, according to the Journal Inquirer. He is accused of spanking a student who was visiting the class, the Hartford Courant reports.
The student was sitting in the class and had her feet up on a desk, when Hajosy said "You know, you're not too big for me to put over my knee and spank," the Courant reports, citing the affidavit.
The student responded by picking up "spray glue" and spraying it into the air, the newspaper reports, and Hajosy told her to stop. Court records say Hajosy put his hands on the student's neck and shoulders, and she tried to kick him. When the student sat down, Hajosy lifted her legs in the air off the desk and spanked her, the Courant reports.
On Wednesday, Superior Court judge Richard Dyer issued a protective order, in which Hajosy is to initiate no contact with the student, but he is allowed them to be in the same building as long as he works for the high school.
The Inquirer reached out to Superintendent of Schools John Gallacher, who said that the Board of Education is aware of the charges but that, because students and teachers are on summer vacation, Hajosy isn’t around students.
Hajosy is free on $5,000 bond and is due back in Superior Court on Aug. 13.