BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The New York City Department of Education has reassigned a Brooklyn middle school assistant principal accused of beating a student.
Police say Derrande Moore slammed the 13-year-old onto a cafeteria table, then dragged him into a closet and punched and kicked him several times.
It happened last week at Gladstone Atwell Middle School in Crown Heights.
The teen suffered a bloody nose and scratches to his body.
Moore is facing a number of charges, including assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
NY1 reached out to Moore's attorney by phone who says the 42-year-old has been an assistant principal for nearly two decades, has never had a disciplinary problem, has no criminal record and denies the allegations.
A spokesperson for the Department of Education released a statement saying, "This alleged behavior is extremely disturbing, and Mr. Moore was immediately reassigned away from students pending the outcome of the criminal investigation."
Moore is due back in court next month.