According to police sources, Queens’ substitute teacher was arrested on Wednesday for threatening to shoot a junior high school class if he didn’t listen.
Alejandro Rocha, 52, was teaching a group of nine children aged 11 and 12 at Walter Crowley Middle School in Elmhurst after 2:00 pm Wednesday, according to sources.
“If you don’t do what you’re told, I’ll shoot you — and yes, I have a gun,” Rocha grunted.
According to sources, Rocha later confessed to the supervisor and apologized, claiming it was all a bad joke.
According to police, he was arrested more than four hours later and charged with committing the threat of terrorism.
“This is absolutely unacceptable,” a spokesman for the Ministry of Education said in a statement. “The substitute teacher is immediately suspended and he will be dismissed if this very disturbing claim turns out to be true.”
Rocha began as a substitute teacher in September 2001 and has no previous disciplinary history, the ministry said. He has been unpaid and suspended and is currently not eligible to work in a city school.
New York substitute teacher allegedly threatened to shoot class
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