Colin McNally, a 58-year-old physical education teacher and tennis coach, was caught on camera outside the gym at Cardozo High School in Queens, New York harassing a 14-year-old student.
He was caught on camera slamming the young boy into a wall and then wrestling him to the ground.
On Wednesday, February 16 the attack began when the boy was walking out of the gym with a basketball, which McNally confiscated.
The boy tried to grab the basketball back, and then McNally grabbed the boy by his shirt and shoved him against the wall.
A disagreement ensued, with the physical education teacher slamming the boy to the ground as stunned fellow students looked on.
He dragged the boy up again, and once then slammed him to the wall.
A spokesperson for the school told Eyewitness News, which obtained the video: ‘These are incredibly disturbing allegations, and Mr. McNally was immediately removed from the classroom away from students, pending the outcome of the investigation.’
Watch the video below;
Video obtained by @abc7ny shows a teacher roughing up a student inside a premiere high school in #NYC. Colin McNally is now charged with harassment & endangering the welfare of a child. Complete story today at 5 on #abc7ny what the @NYCSchools @DOEChancellor has today @NYCMayor pic.twitter.com/6ZAce4XI8T
— Kemberly Richardson (@kemrichardson7) February 17, 2022