Teacher pleads not guilty to abusing 14-year-old student

The BRONX — A New York City schoolteacher has pleaded not guilty to charges she sexually abused a 14-year-old student.

Teacher Dori Myers, 29, pleaded not guilty on Saturday to criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child, the Daily News reports. She was released without bail.

The teacher at the New School for Leadership and the Arts in the Bronx was arrested Friday. Prosecutors say the abuse occurred on Nov. 1 at a Manhattan location.

Police say the teenage victim told a classmate, who notified the principal.

Department of Education officials say Myers has been reassigned away from students.

Myers’ attorney, Andrew Stoll, called her “a really outstanding teacher” who poured her heart and soul into the school.