Teen arrested for allegedly beating Manhattan high school principal

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LOWER MANHATTAN — A high school student was arrested after he allegedly punched a principal who asked him to turn down the music and take his headphones off.

The incident happened Monday about noon at Manhattan Early College School for Advertising, part of the Murry Bergtraum High School, the New York Daily News reported.

Principal Matthew Tossman was in the hallway when he spotted Luis Penzo, 18, walking with headphones on.

Tossman asked the teen to turn down the music and take off the headphones, according to the Daily News.

Penzo put the headphones on the floor. As Tossman was reaching to pick them up, the teen allegedly started punching him in the face.

Chancellor Carmen Farina confirmed in a news conference the student was arrested and the principal was attacked and that he's recovering at his home Tuesday. However, she did not provide any other details.

Penzo faces assault charges, the Daily News reported.

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