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Machael Spencer-Edwards, a principal at Public School 202 in Brooklyn, N.Y.’s East New York neighborhood, was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly beating a 7-year-old student.

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According to the New York Daily News, Spencer-Edwards was arrested on charges of assault and acting in a manner injurious to a child because of an incident March 13, when the student was reportedly disruptive in class and hit a teacher. Police say that Spencer-Edwards, who has been at the school since 2013, kicked and punched the boy.

The principal is now working “away from students,” according to the New York City Department of Education.

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“This alleged behavior is deeply disturbing, and has no place in our schools. This principal has been removed from the school and reassigned away from students,” the agency said in a statement. “We are providing additional guidance and ongoing support to the school community.”

According to the Daily News, the principal was released without bail. Last year, Spencer-Edwards made news when he wouldn’t allow students into the school’s annual pajama party unless they actually had on pajamas.

Read more at the New York Daily News.