A New Haven Public Schools teacher is accused of assaulting a student, according to New Haven police.
Paul Vercillo, 46, faces charges of third-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor and disorderly conduct after the incident at the Truman School Wednesday afternoon, police said. The student suffered minor injuries.
Vercillo was held on a $20,000 bond.
A New Haven Public Schools spokesperson said they are working with the New Haven Police Department to investigate and that Vercillo has been placed on leave.
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"The district takes very seriously any incident that poses physical risk to a student," spokesperson Justin Harmon told NBC Connecticut.
No other details were immediately available.