A teacher at San Francisco’s Marshall Elementary School who was seen dangling a student from a second floor balcony has been arrested on child endangerment charges, authorities said Tuesday.
San Francisco Police said 47-year-old Andres Tobar turned himself into police on Tuesday morning. He was being held in the San Francisco County Jail on felony child endangerment/abuse charges.
San Francisco School District Chief Communications Officer Gentle Blythe said in an email to KPIX 5 that Tobar “was seen cradling a student and holding the student over the balcony on the 2nd floor of Marshall Elementary School” on Dec. 19th.
Blythe said the school immediately contacted the parent of the involved student and Tobar was placed on paid administrative leave while the district conducted a thorough investigation.