The caught-on-video combat involving a reputed peace-loving Bronx principal and a pupil has been referred to the Division of Schooling for a possible probe, The Submit has discovered.
The Particular Commissioner of Investigation for New York Metropolis faculties made the referral, the workplace stated this week, however a spokesperson declined to remark additional.
The assertion got here after The Submit reported that Brett Schneider, the woke educator helming Bronx Collaborative Excessive Faculty — who preaches about love and respect — was seen pushing a pupil exterior the varsity after which placing his fists up as if able to take him on.
The video of the skirmish posted to social media shocked mother and father and college students.
The scholar whom Schneider focused advised The Submit this week that Schneider additionally verbally threatened him.
“He pushes me and you’ll see it within the video. And I am going flying. After which he tells me he’s going to knock me out simply after,” Janel Adon stated. “So I simply don’t really feel secure at this faculty with that principal as a result of that’s loopy and he’s a horrible principal.”
Janel Adon was seen in a video being pushed by his principal, Brett Schneider.J.C.Rice
The sophomore stated he hadn’t talked to Schneider for the reason that Oct. 24 incident and had prevented going to the literature class taught by the principal.
The after-school fracas occurred when an grownup relative of a lady on the faculty got here to trigger hassle after the scholar had milk dumped on her by a male classmate, college students have stated.
A sophomore advised The Submit that he was punched by the grownup.
Adon admitted he hit the grownup to defend his buddy and stated that’s when Schneider received concerned.
He stated a college administrator advised his mom about that — however not that Schneider shoved or threatened him.
Bronx Collaborative HS principal Brett Schneider.
The scholar whom Schneider focused advised The Submit that Schneider additionally verbally threatened him.
His mom, Clara Adon, was to satisfy with faculty officers Friday.
“Placing him in that faculty was the worst determination I’ve ever made in my life,” Adon stated.
Schneider has been principal of Bronx Collaborative because it opened on the DeWitt Clinton Campus in 2013. The varsity has about 550 college students.
Schneider boasted on-line that the varsity had labored to create an environment “of affection and respect. Children are much less prone to get into fights. When there’s a combat, they know that they received’t be demonized … Discovering inventive responses to battle could be life-changing.”
Schneider and the DOE didn’t instantly return requests for remark.