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New Haven teacher arrested for assaulting a student

The pair had an alleged altercation in a classroom
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Edgewood School New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A New Haven teacher was arrested Monday after an alleged altercation with a student. 

Police said at 2:19 p.m., they received calls about an assault at Edgewood School. When they arrived, officers learned a teacher, Deron Beasley, 42, of New Haven, and a student had been involved in an altercation in a classroom. The student sustained minor injuries and was released to a parent.

Beasley was arrested and charged with Risk of Injury to a Minor, Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree, and Assault in the Third Degree. He was taken to the New Haven Police Department and later released on bond.

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New Haven schools said in a statement, "A staff member at Edgewood School was arrested after an altercation with a student during the school day. The New Haven school district takes very seriously any incident that poses physical risk to a student. The school and the district are cooperating fully with the investigation by the New Haven Police Department. The staff member is being put on leave while the incident is investigated."

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Last month, Paul Vercillo, a teacher at Truman School was put on leave after he was arrested for risk of injury to a minor after an incident during the school day. He was charged with third degree assault, risk of injury and disorderly conduct.

Doug Stewart is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at dstewart@fox61.com.

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