Stephanie Sanabria allegedly put students in chokeholds

Stephanie Sanabria appears in a mugshot after being arrested for allegedly putting students in a chokehold at an elementary school in Connecticut on Feb. 24, 2023. (Norwalk Police Department)

An elementary school teacher in Connecticut has resigned and been arrested after allegedly placing several students in chokeholds during a martial arts demonstration she had no business performing.

Stephanie Sanabria, 50, faces charges including strangulation in the second degree, risk of injury to a minor, and reckless endangerment in the first degree, according to a press release from the Norwalk Police Department.

The fifth-graders were placed in chokeholds while she was working as a math coach at Brookside Elementary School on Feb. 24, police said.

It was unclear why she had allegedly been showcasing martial arts moves in a math class, but a district spokesperson told Fox News that such moves were not a part of class instruction that day.

Stephanie Sanabria allegedly put students in chokeholds

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