Crazed supply teacher ‘threatened to shoot Year 7 class’ when they misbehaved
A school supply teacher was arrested and charged with terrorism offences after he threatened to shoot his class of 11 and 12-year-olds.
Alejandro Rocha, 52, was teaching 9 kids in a Queens, New York City classroom when he made the alarming statement.
According to the New York Post Rocha is alleged to have said: "If you don’t do what you’re told, I’m going to shoot you – and yes, I have a gun."
Though he apologised to superiors and explained that he was just making a joke, Rocha was arrested four hours later and charged with making a terroristic threat.
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The frightening words were spoken at around 2pm on Wednesday in front of Rocha's class of nine 11 to 12-year-olds at the Walter Crowley Intermediate School in Elmhurst, Queens, New York.
Despite Rocha's withering apology a Department of Education spokesperson said the teacher was deserving of an immediate suspension and – if the allegations are proved correct – permanent termination.
They said: "This is absolutely unacceptable.
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"The substitute teacher was immediately suspended and if this deeply disturbing allegation is found to be true, he will be fired."
Rocha first worked as a sub in September 2001 and has no prior disciplinary history according to the department.
He was suspended without pay and can't currently work at any New York school.
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