Bronx teacher arrested for allegedly choking 12-year-old in school cafeteria 2022-04-29 11:16:42


LONGWOOD, Bronx (WABC) – A New York City public teacher has been arrested after he allegedly put his hands around a student’s neck inside a Bronx school.

Police say 45-year-old Chester Hengle strangled the 12-year-old boy inside the IS 217 cafeteria in the Longwood section around noon on Thursday.

The child was not hurt.

Hengel was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing and endangering the well-being of a child.

No other details of the accident have been revealed yet.

Hingle has issued an office ticket and will have to report to the court at a later date.

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