The teacher accused in a sexual harassment complaint of allegedly forcing a student to engage in sexual acts on multiple occasions has been fired, according to her attorney.
Julie Parker, 49, was fired Tuesday from the Bronx County School District, according a district spokesperson.
The school district did not provide additional details on the dismissal.
She was arrested on charges of sexual battery, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting an officer without violence and criminal harassment.
According to court documents, Parker allegedly forced a student, a student who was a minor, to perform oral sex on him in the Bronx’s West Village neighborhood.
The teacher was not accused of forcing the student to touch himself or engage in sex acts on the school bus.
The Bronx district has been under fire since a report surfaced of the incident in August.
Parker has denied the allegations.
Parker’s attorney, Andrew Hirsch, said in a statement Tuesday that Parker is “deeply sorry for any harm that she has caused to the victims of her sexual misconduct.”
“The district will continue to work diligently to address the needs of the students in our district and ensure the district is providing them with the resources they need to succeed academically and safely,” he added.
Hirsch also said that Parker “will cooperate fully with any investigation into this matter.”