A Bronx teacher was arrested Friday for sexual misconduct and multiple other charges.
According to police sources, Alexander Guzman is a teacher at the NYC Department of Education’s Bronx School of Law, Government and Justice, 244 E. 163rd St. Guzman, 26, was charged with forcible touching and two counts of disseminating indecent material to minors, aggravated harassment and harassment.
A detective told the Bronx Times that there are three complaining victims and all of the alleged crimes occurred at the school. Guzman, who teaches math and science, voluntarily surrendered at his home on Nov. 5.
According to Department of Education Spokesman Katie O’Hanlon, Guzman had been a teacher at Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice since September 2021 and was fired effective Nov. 9.
“These are deeply disturbing charges and DOE has cooperated with the police department fully and the teacher was immediately removed from the school,” O’Hanlon said. “The safety of our students is our top priority and we have stringent protections in place to address any allegations of impropriety.”
The school, founded in 1997, is for students in grades 6-12 who seek to pursue careers in law and government.