Pedro Molano, Bronx Teacher, Belts Students, Keeps Job


Yesterday, a Bronx teacher was arrested after using his belt to break up a fight between two students. Pedro Molano, 54, saw the kids fighting, removed his belt and began whipping them to stop the scuffle. The ages of the children were undisclosed, but the the school only teaches pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. This means that the children could only have been ten- or eleven-years-old, tops. Molano was charged with two counts of assault and reassigned to a different school. He may face further disciplinary action depending on the results of the trial. We can’t imagine parents will be thrilled to discover that he’s teaching at their children’s school. [NYDN]