A Bronx teacher was arrested Friday (Sept. 23) for allegedly beating and robbing a 16-year-old student over a botched drug deal, reports the New York Daily News.
Kevin Pope, a science teacher at John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy, supposedly issued the beatdown after the student failed to return the $4,000 that he gave him to buy weed.
The teen told police that he met with a drug connect in June who wanted $7,000 for a pound of weed. Since Pope only gave him $4,000, he spent the money and carried on with life.
When Pope spotted the youngster walking near the school on Wednesday (Sept. 21), he reportedly reportedly punched the boy multiple times, before jacking his iPhone, gold chain, and wallet.
He also threatened to beat the teen up again, and rape his mother, according to Assistant District Attorney Gerard Donahue. Meanwhile, Pope’s attorney claims the boy actually stole the money from his client’s briefcase.
Pope is currently awaiting arraignment on assault and robbery charges.