QUEENS, NY – He may be little but he is fierce. A burly former college football player, turned gym teacher, says he was attacked by a tiny terror.
John Webster 27, a P.E. teacher in Queens, says he met his match in 6-yr-old Rodrigo Carpio. Back in April the 50 pounder allegedly beat up his 220 pound gym teacher.
Webster says the tiny terror kicked and but him after he reprimanded him for horsing around in class. The child allegedly injured Webster’s ankle and knee, the New York Post reports. Webster says he must now wear braces on his legs.
“[The boy] looks like an angel, but then, all of a sudden, that halo turns into horns. It’s been a nightmare. It’s embarrassing. It’s humiliating,” he told the Post. School officials were reportedly warned about the student’s behavior but did not act to “protect” Webster.
Webster, who played tailback for upstate Morrisville State College, said his doctor told him he had to stay away from work for several months because of his physical and emotional state. But a Department of Education doctor told him to go back last month, so “I’m in limbo,” Webster said.
So now he’s suing the city.
The teacher’s attorney said it appears the boy suffers from some sort of behavioral disorder and according to his parents, he is now taking medication to calm his behavior.
“The lawsuit is totally absurd. How could my little boy do so much damage? My poor son,” Carpio’s father, Jorge, told the Post.
Does the teacher have a case?