A Westchester County substitute school teacher was arrested last week and charged with Assault in the Third Degree (misdemeanor assault), Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Harassment for an incident involving a third grader in his gym class. According to police the teacher allegedly taunted and then assaulted the student after the student came at the teacher in a New Rochelle, New York public school. The case has received a great deal of media attention and the teacher, Daniel Sanabria, has now hired the White Plains criminal defense law firm, Tilem & Campbell, to defend him against the criminal charges.
The Westchester Journal News extensively quotes Tilem & Campbell, partner Peter Tilem about Mr.Sanabria’s action in the case. According to the Journal News article, both Mr. Sanabria and criminal defense lawyer Peter Tilem are disputing the allegations. An article has also been featured in the New York Post and stories have been run on cable news Channel 12.
Mr. Sanabria is due in New Rochelle City Court next week where he is expected to defend the charges.