Former Bristol Eastern High Phys-Ed Teacher Charged With Risk of Injury

A former physical education teacher at Bristol Eastern High School has been arrested and charged with risk of injury to a minor in a case that involves a 14-year-old high school student, according to Bristol police.

Michael Archangelo turned himself in at the Bristol Police Department on Wednesday.

He has been charged with risk of injury to a minor and second-degree harassment.

Police said they obtained an arrest warrant after investigating an incident involving Archangelo and a Bristol Eastern High School student, but the warrant is sealed.

It's not clear what he's accused of.

"Mr. Archangelo resigned from his teaching position in the Bristol Public Schools on December 17, 2015. Due to the sensitive nature of this issue, no further comment will be issued from the school district," a statement from the Bristol school superintendent says.

Archangelo, who resigned from the school in December, posted a $10,000 surety bond and is due in Bristol Superior Court on Feb. 29.

"We are saddened today to learn of the arrest of former Bristol teacher Mr. Michael Archangelo," Superintendent Dr. Ellen Solek told NBC Connecticut.

Solek said Archangelo began teaching at Bristol Public Schools in 2004 and served as the head football coach until 2014. Archangelo resigned in Dec. 2015, Solek said. 

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