A Queen art teacher arrested for threatening to shoot students right during the class
A Queens Middle School art teacher was so frustrated that he threatened to shoot the students during a class.
52-year-old Alejandro Rocha, an art teacher at the Walter Crowley School, said it was a bad joke when he confessed in threatening the students.
This is what he told the schoolers.
“If you won’t do as you’re told, I’m gonna shoot you — and yes, I have a gun,” he told the nine kids, all ages 11 or 12, sources said.
Rocha didn’t wait until the children start to complain and went straight to the school officials to tell what he had said and that he was sorry.
A school supervisor called police on the teacher and Rocha was arrested on Wednesday night. He was charged with making a terroristic threat.
“This deeply disturbing allegation is absolutely unacceptable and this substitute teacher was immediately suspended,” a spokesperson for the city’s Department of Education said in a statement.
Rocha, who lives in Sunnyside, was awaiting arraignment in Queens Criminal Court.
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