A fourth-grade teacher at a Bedford-Stuyvesant public school was arrested yesterday for allegedly paying a 16-year-old boy to perform oral sex on him.
The teacher, identified as Waris Grant, was arrested at PS 256 on Kosciuszko Street around 12:30 p.m. yesterday, after authorities found out about the alleged solicitation. NBC News reports that the boy in question is a public school student, though the Post says he does not attend Grant's school.
He reportedly told his parents about the abuse, prompting a police investigation. Grant has been charged with promoting prostitution, a criminal sex act and acting in a manner injurious to a child.
Department of Education spokesperson Devora Kaye says, "While the allegations against Mr. Grant are not school-related, they are deeply disturbing. DOE took swift action to immediately remove him from the classroom, and he will remain away from students." A source with the Department tells us Grant has been employed with them since 2001.