Cops: Fort Greene teacher beat student

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A teacher at PS 46 was arrested for roughing up a 7-year-old girl inside the Clermont Avenue school on Wednesday.

Police charged Malcom McConnachie, 50, with assault and endangering the welfare of a child — both misdemeanors — following the 11:06 am confrontation inside the school between Park and Myrtle avenues.

Witnesses told police that McConnachie was leading a second grade class when he forcefully grabbed the student by the arm and threw her into a chair. It was unclear what sparked the alleged outburst.

The girl suffered a bruised arm and was taken to Brooklyn Hospital for treatment.

McConnachie spent the night in a holding cell as he waited for a Thursday morning arraignment. Attempts to reach his attorney were unsuccessful.

Department of Education spokeswoman Marge Feinberg said McConnachie has worked at PS 46 for 10 years.

“He’s being reassigned away from the classroom,” she said.

This is the second time in a week that a teacher has left a borough school in handcuffs: Fort Hamilton HS art teacher Sabrina Milo was arrested for making terrorist threats on April 1 after she told a handful of other teachers that she was going to smuggle a rifle into the school and“settle some scores.”

Updated 5:23 pm, July 9, 2018
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Sam from Bk says:
Maybe if these kids weren't raised as thugs teachers won't reach these breaking points. Try working in a NYC school with these punks. We catch middle school kids having sex in the hallways, beating up teachers and students and doing everything they shouldn't be doing. I'm sure this kid was a model student.
April 7, 2011, 5:38 am
don f says:
After reading the last veiwer comment there is no excuse for a teacher to put his or her hands on anyones child this was a second grade child against a grown ass man he should be fired no reassigned to another location as a parent we trust that our children will be safe around teachers but the last comment says if these kids weren't raised as thugs what type of —— is that to even say when it comes to a child i used to attend p.s 46 in my younger and now currently I'm a school bus driver i deal with different types of attitudes everyday and work close with many teachers and the problem is a lot of these teachers should be screened regularly to check there mental state but again this man should be fired if a student puts there hands on a teacher they are expelled never to attend a new york school again and this man gets reassigned wtf is wrong with the school system these days
April 7, 2011, 6:56 am
Cynthia from Clinton Hill says:
Headline saids Fort Greene teacher beat student
he actually didnt beat the kid but man handled her. he threw her in her chair, not beat or punch or kick her. though true hes a grown man who shouldv known better, shes so tiny i saw her on Tv. and saying thugs? shes no thug shes just a little kid.well my 3 and a half year old daughter wont be going to that school, she'll be going to P.S.20.
April 7, 2011, 7:29 am
Joey from Clinton Hills says:
well alright Cynthia, PS 20 where the Principal hits the teachers, not the kids!
April 7, 2011, 9:56 am
rich from crown hieghts says:
I pulled my kindergarten son from ps 46. He was jumped by another kindergarten kid when he was drinking from the water fountain and then got in a roll on the ground fist fight without a teacher around. They just let the kids roam without supervision. He was also hit in the head with a belt by an older kid. Again there was no supervision. I saw faculty full on scream at kids. I can understand yelling sometimes although I would rather they keep their cool but screaming that is unnecessary.
When we brought these incidents up to the vice principle we were made out to be the the problem. It was clear that we ought to just put up and shut up.
We pulled our son and I'm sure they are happy we left since we were not willing to shut up.
April 7, 2011, 10:50 pm
Cynthia from Clinton Hill says:
Well joey, yes i know Mr keaton (principle) punched out a teacher. i know the teacher he punched,guys a jerk,rude,nasty and very disrespectfull towards parents instead of talking to them about their child he just be loud and obnoxious and not act civil. yes i know its no excuse but evenutally he had it comming..:)
April 8, 2011, 10:52 am
Mom4 from Brooklyn says:
Ouch my kid just got accepted to 46.. Now I'm nervous!!
June 11, 2012, 10:24 am
Eugh Fink from Brooklyn says:
Malcolm McConnachie was exonerated of all charges. Everything was fabricated.
May 17, 2016, 2:02 pm

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