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Queens teacher accused of tossing school book at 9-year-old student’s face released without bail


New York City school teacher Loretta Myers, leaves Queens Criminal Court following her arrest for throwing a book at the face of a 9 year old boy. Kew Gardens, New York, Thursday March 26, 2019 (Jesse Ward/for New York Daily News)

A science teacher at a Queens elementary school accused of hurling a book at a young boy’s face was released from jail Tuesday with no bail.

Loretta Myers, 48, who taught at Public School 253 on Central Ave. near Wheatley Ave. in Far Rockaway, allegedly threw the book at a 9-year-old student at 9 a.m. on Jan. 31, according to police, who arrested her Monday. The youngster suffered “substantial pain” because of the incident, according to the criminal complaint.

The incident was initially referred to a mediation session between Myers and one of the boy’s parents. When those talks broke down, Myers was taken into custody, police said.

She faces charges of felony assault, acting in a manner injurious to a child, weapon possession and harassment.

Myers, who lives on Long Island, remains on the city payroll, although she’s been reassigned away from kids, pending the outcome of her case.

She didn’t respond to requests for comment.