A disturbing report is coming out o New York City. A Math teacher, who taught gifted middle school students in Brooklyn was arrested on Wednesday and charged with sexually abusing a boy at the Brooklyn middle school where he worked.
Andre Braddy, 34, was arrested at Lenox Academy - a magnet school for talented middle schoolers - in Canarsie, Brooklyn. The majority of the school students are Black.
According to the police, Andre was caught in the bathroom sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy,. Authorities plan on charging the teacher with two felony charges of engaging in criminal sexual acts, which indicate that the contact involved oral or anal sex. He faces more than 10 years in prison if convicted. The teen told his parents about the encounters with the teacher, and the parents called police. That led to the arrest.
In a statement, Douglas Cohen, a spokesman for the city Department of Education, said, “These deeply disturbing allegations have no place in our schools.” He said that Mr. Braddy was immediately removed from the school and “will remain away from students pending the outcome of the investigation and we will pursue his removal from payroll as soon as legally possible.”
Braddy has been suspended with pay and will not be allowed contact with students if he is released on bail. Police are investigating if there are any other victims.
He pleaded not guilty and bail was set at $75,000 bond or $25,000 cash. He is due back in court May 1.