STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – A 60-year-old substitute teacher is facing third-degree assault charges for allegedly choking a 16-year-old student after teasing sexual banter got out of hand, the Staten Island Advance reported.
The teen, identified only as Michael, says a girl in their class asked Michael Doti if he ever “had” her sister, meaning if the substitute ever taught the girl's sister in class, the newspaper reported.
“I’ve had many girls in my time,” Doti reportedly responded.
The exchange led to some offensive remarks, including one where Doti alleged sexual relations with Michael's sister, teen claims.
Michael responded by saying, “Are you kidding me? What if I said I had sex with your mother?” the Staten Island Advance reported.
At that point, the teacher allegedly grabbed Michael by the neck and started to shake him. The teen broke free and ran down the hall with Doti following him until they ran into a vice principal, the newspaper reported.