NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - A teacher at a New Haven school is under arrest after assaulting a student.

It happened at the Truman School around noon.

The student suffered minor injuries and was released to his parents.

Police say 46-year-old Paul Vercillo was charged with risk of injury to a minor, assault in the third degree, and disorderly conduct.

A teacher at a New Haven school is under arrest after assaulting a student.

"Now the kid, they're going to feel like scared to come into school, because they’re going to keep that thing in mind for any reason. They’re going to complain. They don’t want to come into school, because if that happened today, that could happen in the future again," one New Haven parents tells us.

"The district takes very seriously any incident that poses physical risk to a student. The school and the district are cooperating fully with the investigation by the New Haven Police Department," district officials said in a statement.

School officials noted that Vercillo is being put on leave while the incident is being investigated.

Right now, Vercillo is being held on a $20,000 bond.

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