A Bronx elementary school teacher has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a boy. According to NY1, 35-year-old Tulsie Singh was suspended without pay in January and finally fired for his job at PS 306 in April. Sources claim that Department of Education officials have known about Singh's actions for "years," and he was suspended from work "more than once as a result." Singh reportedly began molesting the boy, then eight-years-old, in his classroom in 2004, and "the abuse continued until March 2007."
Singh is currently out on bail, and it is unclear whether the boy is Singh's only alleged victim. Police claim that the teacher raped the boy "at least once." A spokesperson from the DOE tells us, "NY1 is incorrect. We referred all allegations of misconduct to the independent Special Commissioner of Investigation. However, when allegations are found to be unsubstantiated, a teacher is returned to the classroom."
A Daily News reporter went to Singh's home, where a relative said, "It's totally untrue. Go and get your statement correct. You're crazy."