Bronx teacher arrested for allegedly strangling 12-year-old boy in school cafeteria

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

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

The child was not injured.

Hingle was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing and endangering the welfare of a child.

Further details about the incident have not yet been released.

Hingle was issued a ticket for desk performance and must appear in court at a later date.

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