POSTED: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 3:40pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 26, 2010 - 10:05am
Socorro - We are learning new and disturbing details about Robert Brito, a former teacher in the Socorro School District charged with injury to a child.
As we first reported, Brito, 53, was arrested earlier this week after allegations surfaced that he assaulted one of his students at Salvador H. Sanchez Middle School.
According to a complaint affidavit, witnesses reported that Brito "became upset at a special needs student/victim who was talking and would not let the other student listen."
It goes on to say that after the student didn't listen, Brito "grabbed him by the back of the neck and then slammed the victim's head on the student's desk."
Witnesses stated that the student "appeared scared and in pain and stayed with his face and hands on the desk."
Brito resigned from the Socorro School District last week.
Calls to him have not been returned.