Teacher directed students to haze classmates, police say

A Southern California high school teacher has been arrested on suspicion of directing students to assault another student in a classroom hazing incident.

Fontana police said Sunday that 27-year-old Emmanuel De La Rosa, along with four other students, was arrested on Saturday.

Police alleged that De La Rosa facilitated some students to carry out the hazing to curb behavioral problems in the classroom at AB Miller High School. Police declined to describe the nature of the hazing, citing the ongoing investigation. At least one student suffered minor injuries.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports that an 18-year-old student arrested in the case faces charges of assault, child cruelty and attempted sodomy.

De La Rosa was booked for investigation of child endangerment.