- A NYC high school principal was beaten up by a student
- He had asked the teenager to turn down the volume on his headphones
- The 18-year old refused to comply, and then got up and punched the school authority
A New York City public high school principal was severely beaten on Monday by one of the educational center´s students. The reason for this brutal act was that the director had simply asked the teenager, Luis Penzo, to turn down the volume of his music headset.
The principal, called Matthew Tossman, is thankfully recovering from swelling and cuts around his eyes. He decided to send a letter to his students at Manhattan Early College School for Advertising, thanking them for all the support he received throughout the ordeal. Tossman announced he will be back as soon as possible.
After Tossman asked Penzo, who is eighteen years old, to turn down his headphones´ loud sound, the young man refused. He then went on to punch and beat Tossman. Some reports claim the principal tried to remove Penzo's headphones, although the Department of Education say this is not true.
"Before the attack, there was no physical contact between the principal and the student," reports a DOE spokesperson. The student was arraigned on assault charges.