THE BRONX — A Bronx teacher has been arrested in the rape of a 13-year-old student, authorities said.
Jonathan Pol, 28, was not on the job when he was taken into custody Wednesday. He faces rape charges.
Pol had worked at Mott Hall Community School since September 2018. Details about the allegations have not been disclosed.
“The safety of students is our top priority, and Mr. Pol was immediately reassigned away from the classroom once we were made aware of these deeply disturbing allegations,” an Education Department spokesperson said.
The alleged abuse was reported on Tuesday. Police say Pol is accused of raping the student multiple times in this May.