BRONX (PIX11) — A New York City teacher is accused of inappropriately touching a 13-year-old student at a Bronx school, authorities said.
Paul Anthony Tyrrell, 38, was arrested Wednesday and charged with forcible touching, sexual abuse, and three counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17, police said.
The female student reported three separate incidents, according to an NYPD spokeswoman.
Police said the incidents occurred at James M. Kieran Junior High School. However, a spokesperson for the Department of Education said Tyrrell works at Middle School 337. Both schools are on Morrison Avenue in the Bronx.
The DOE said Tyrrell was “reassigned away from the school” in a statement to PIX11.
“The safety of our students is our absolute top priority and these allegations are extremely troubling,” said Art Nevins, deputy press secretary for NYC schools.