Former West Haven teacher arrested after chair incident

David Pfaff (Photo: West Haven Police)

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A former West Haven school teacher has been arrested on reckless endangerment and breach of peace charges just a few weeks after being dismissed from his position.

David Pfaff, 31, was arrested by West Haven police officers by warrant Monday night. Pfaff was charged with second degree reckless endangerment and second degree breach of peace.

Pfaff was a teacher at Bailey Middle School in West Haven until earlier this month, when a video surfaced showing Pfaff pulling chair out from underneath a student during a confrontation in a classroom.

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Bailey Middle School in West Haven, where David Pfaff worked as a teacher (WTNH)
Bailey Middle School in West Haven, where David Pfaff worked as a teacher (WTNH)

An investigation was launched after the video was shared around to other students, school officials, and the community.

Pfaff was released on a promise to appear for court arraignment. He is due in court on December 8th.


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