Via NY Post:
Kevin Pope, 48, also stole the teen’s iPhone and wallet and threatened to sexually assault his mother if he didn’t get his money back, the sources said.
“I will kill you if I don’t get my money!” Pope allegedly told the student after pummeling him. “I want my money in a month!”
Pope, a science teacher at the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy in Hunts Point, was arrested at the school Friday morning and charged with assault and robbery in the attack a day earlier.
Pope had asked students around the school back in June if they knew a drug dealer — and they put him in touch with the teen, who promised he could score a large stash of drugs from his contact in Manhattan, sources said.
Pope gave the kid $4,000 for the hefty purchase, the sources said.
The unidentified teen told cops he met the dealer near Central Park but was told that the quantity of drugs he was seeking would cost $7,000, sources said.
The student then blew off the transaction and spent the money, according to the sources.
Wow. Just wow.
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