Aman Ali has a story up over at the Journal News describing a foul-mouthed rant by Daniel Sanabria, the 58 year-old substitute Physical Education teacher at Webster Elementary School who is now facing criminal charges stemming from allegations that he put a 10-year old student in a “sleeper” chokehold and dragged him around a gymnasium floor. New Rochelle Community Pulse — the blog that broke this now widely reported story here on Talk of the Sound — has updated their blog post on this incident.
Now fully lawyered-up, Sanabria used a “string of expletives” to portray himself as the victim in the case.
1. The kids were playing dodgeball. I thought activities like dodgeball were prohibited by public schools in these politically correct times. Does New Rochelle have any rules against PE teachers organizing dodgeball in gym class.
2. Sanarbia’s lawyer now says the sub gym teacher was not putting the kid in a chokehold but “hugging” the 10-year old boy to calm him down. Doesn’t this “defense” raise a whole other set of questions?
3. Organisciak told Ali “Sanabria was never an employee of the district”. Huh? How does that work exactly? Did Sanabria just walk in off the street? Was he a volunteer? Was he screened in anyway? Did someone vouch for him? I sure would like to understand why Sanarbia’s lawyer says his client is “not doing this for the money”. What money? Was he being paid? If not by the District then who was paying him?
Here’s a new flash for Richard Organisciak. If you pay someone they are working for you.