School employee charged with assaulting girl in West Philadelphia

A staff member at Bryant Elementary School in Cobbs Creek has been charged with indecently assaulting a 14-year-old student, police said.

Christopher Robinson, 22, a school bus attendent and hall/lunch monitor, is charged with corruption of minors, contact with a minor and indecent assault. Authorities said Robinson, of Ithan Street near Market, assaulted the girl April 30 in the schoolyard at Bryant, located on Cedar Street near 60th.

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Christopher Robinson, 22, of Ithan Street near Market

Police would not elaborate on the nature of the alleged assault, but said that three other female students reported Robinson used foul language when talking to them.

School district spokesman Fernando Gallard said students reported the incident to a staff member and Robinson was immediately removed from the school and re-assigned to a school bus depot where he has no contact with students.

"He has a personnel hearing next week and that could result in his termination," Gallard said, adding he did not know how long Robinson had been employed by the district.

This is not the first time Bryant has been in the news this year. The school made headlines in January when a 5-year-old girl was kidnapped from her classroom by a woman posing as her mother. Christina Regusters, 19, has been charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping and rape in that case.

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