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NYC school aide charged with punching autistic boy

NEW YORK (AP) -- An aide at a Brooklyn school has been charged with assaulting an autistic student in the school cafeteria.

The Daily News reports ( ) that 58-year-old Milton Parker is accused of punching 11-year-old Anatoly Veltman on Aug. 7 after the boy spilled water on the floor.

According to court papers, Parker ordered Anatoly to clean up the spill and then punched the boy in the face when he apparently did not understand.

Police reviewed a video of the incident at Public School 225 in Brighton Beach. They arrested Parker on charges including assault and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Parker was arraigned on the charges Aug. 8 and is due back in court Aug. 26.

Information on his attorney was not immediately available.
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