HARLEM, Manhattan — A principal at a Harlem charter school was arrested for assaulting a 7-year-old student with autism, according to police.
Jason Epting, 43, was taken into custody Thursday and faces charges, including felony assault and acting in a manner injurious to a child, authorities said.
The boy’s mother told the New York Daily News the principal of Harlem Hebrew Language Academy left her son bleeding during the January incident.
NYPD received a video of the incident, and cops contacted the child’s mother to say they opened up an investigation.
Epting, who os a co-head of the school, had been placed on administrative leave following the incident, Joe Rosenberg, the president and CEO of the Hebrew Public, said in a statement.
"The Board will take this new development under advisement during closed executive session on March 11, 2020, the date of its next scheduled meeting," the statement continued.