Report: Beat-down squad run in school - Metro US

Report: Beat-down squad run in school

Disciplinarians at a Manhattan charter school are accused of giving students bloody noses and black eyes if they misbehaved.

Opportunity Charter School on 113th Street used a team of what they call “behavior management specialists” for troublemaking students. In May 2008, one of the specialists put a 12-year-old student in a headlock after he was disruptive, giving him a bloody nose and black eye, according to a Daily News report. Another time, a specialist pulled a 15-year-old girl’s head off her desk and dragged her out of the classroom by her hair.

Other students said they were punched in the stomach, pinned to the ground and pushed into doors.

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