Queens gym teacher, John Webster, is claiming a first grade student injured his knee and fractured his ankle after an April incident. The 220 lb teacher alleges the 4-foot-2 student, 6-year-old Rodrigo Carpio, kicked and bit him, causing him so much stress he needed to see a psychologist.
The 27-year-old Webster is now suing the city after the Department of Education ordered him back to work last month.
“It’s sort of like an angel-devil sort of thing,” Webster told the New York Post. “[Rodrigo] looks like an angel, but then, all of a sudden, that halo turns into horns. It’s been a nightmare. It’s embarrassing. It’s humiliating.”
In the same report, the boy’s father, Jorge Carpio, vehemently rejected Webster’s portrayal of his son.
“The lawsuit is totally absurd. How could my little boy do so much damage? My poor son,” said Carpio
Webster, who played football for Morrisville State College, claims his doctor encouraged him to stay away from work for several months due to his fragile emotional state.