Substitute teacher accused of assaulting child at school – NBC New York (47)

NEW YORK – A substitute teacher assigned to a New York City school was arrested Thursday afternoon after allegedly assaulting a student at the Queens middle school where he worked, authorities said.

New York City Police have announced the arrest of Vernon Jerom, a 77-year-old educator accused of forcing his hands on a student’s neck.

The boy, whose age and education level are unknown, suffered no visible injuries and did not complain of any pain, police said.

A spokesperson for the New York City Department of Education did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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