Saturday, November 28, 2015

Radnor teacher arrested for punching student

Radnor Police arrested a teacher at the Presbyterian Children's Village for punching a student in the face.

Radnor teacher arrested for punching student

Richard Little
Richard Little

Radnor Township Police arrested and charged Yeadon resident Richard Little, a teacher at Presbyterian Children's Village, with punching a female student in the face.

Main Line Media News reports that 41-year-old Little, who claims the student threw chalk at him, was charged with aggravated and simple assault, as well as other related charges.

Radnor police say the incident occurred at the Radnor school, which caters to children victims of violence, neglect and other serious conditions, at 10:19 a.m. on Jan. 23. Little requested help from an on-duty supervisor at Children’s Village for help with the student he said threw chalk at him.

According to the Media News, the supervisor told police he saw chalk on the floor and asked Little to leave the classroom. Little instead pulled the student in the hallway and was seen punching her in the face hard enough to cause her to bleed.

Police said other staff members intervened and escorted Little off campus, after which he and the student were taken to Bryn Mawr Hospital, according to the Media News.

Police told the Media News that Little’s hands and fingers had blood and teeth marks indicative of punching someone in face.

Little was released from Delaware County Prison after posting 10 percent of $100,000 bail.

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Josh Fernandez is a 2011 graduate of Temple University where he studied journalism and gender studies. He was a writer and editor for The Temple News, and has interned at Philadelphia City Paper and the Philadelphia Daily News. Josh lived in Aston, Pa. in Delaware County before moving to University City in Philadelphia.

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