H.S. student accused of beating substitute teacher

A high school freshman in Yonkers is accused of beating a substitute teacher.



A video taken by a student at Gorton High School allegedly shows the vicious fight students say is between one of their classmates and a substitute teacher.



The incident happened Monday at the Shonnard Place school.



A freshman boy allegedly attacked the teacher for not allowing the boy to go to the bathroom.



News 12 has learned the teacher is Ron Santavicca, who is also a former Yorktown High School football coach. Sources say he is pressing charges.



A spokesperson for the school district didn't give many details on the incident, but said the police were called and the student has been suspended.



A source tells News 12 the boy who allegedly fought the teacher has a prior criminal record.



 


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