A Plattsburgh school crossing guard is on leave after a video surfaced of him hitting a student at an intersection.
Mayor Chris Rosenquest said on Twitter that he learned of the incident late Tuesday afternoon. “Tonight around 5 p.m. I was made aware of a video being circulated of a city employee in an altercation with what appears to be a PCSD student.”
In a Facebook post, the Plattsburgh City School District said: “Crossing guards in the City of Plattsburgh are employees of the Plattsburgh Police Department, and the Plattsburgh City School District will immediately bring this matter to their attention.”
Mayor Chris Rosenquest said on Wednesday night that Juvenile Officer Charlie Wolff under the supervision of Lt. Jarrod Trombley is leading the investigation. So far 12 witnesses were interviewed on Wednesday and an additional video relating to the incident was found. They anticipate wrapping up the investigation sometime next week.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.