A school crossing guard has been suspended after a six-year-old was hit and killed in East Harlem.
The child, Amar Diarrassouba, was walking to school with his older brother Thursday when he was hit by a truck that was trying to make a right turn.
Flavia Roman is the crossing guard who should have been on duty at the time of the accident. Roman says she left her post to use the bathroom at her home less than a block away. Police believe she may have been running late for work.
It’s not clear if she will face charges. The district attorney’s office is investigating.