Bronx substitute teacher accused of flicking lighter at student

BRONX, New York City (WABC) -- A substitute teacher is facing charges after police say he flicked his lighter at a student who failed to complete an assignment at a school in the Bronx.

Authorities say 47-year-old Alexander Jorge flicked the lighter at a 13-year-old student Tuesday at the New Millennium Business Academy.

The student may have sustained an arm injury but did not go to the hospital.

Jorge was arrested Wednesday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment

The Department of Education said Jorge was suspended without pay, calling the allegations "deeply troubling."

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