Female Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Choking Fifth-Grader Into Unconsciousness

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A Connecticut teacher was arrested after she was accused of demonstrating a chokehold maneuver on her students, allegedly causing one to faint, ABC reported.

Fifty-year-old Stefanie Sanabria, a math coach at Brookside Elementary School in Norwalk, Connecticut, allegedly performed the martial arts move on three students according to ABC News. The alleged incident happened on Feb. 24, and Sanabria was arrested on March 3 according to the arrest log of the Norwalk Police Department. She reportedly resigned from her position following the incident. (RELATED: Nevada Teacher Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Student, Who Says It Happened ‘Everyday’)

Sanabria has been charged with first degree reckless endangerment, second degree strangulation, and risk of injury to a minor. She is being held on a $20,000 bond, ABC reported.

The child who lost consciousness during the maneuver was immediately treated and did not sustain any permanent injuries according to the outlet.

“Ms. Sanabria has resigned her employment with the Norwalk Public Schools. The safety of our students is our first concern, and we immediately investigated the situation involving Ms. Sanabria when it occurred,” Norwalk Public Schools said in a statement, according to ABC 7.

Sanabria is expected to appear in court on March 10, ABC reported.