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Marble Hill Teacher Arrested For Alleged Sexual Contact With Minor

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A Marble Hill high school teacher was arrested Wednesday for sexual contact with a nine-year-old relative to in New Jersey.

Special education teacher Thomas Gibbons was arrested Wednesday at his Westchester home.

Passaic County, New Jersey officials say the alleged incidents happened at the child's Paterson home between January 2010 and January 2011.

Gibbons is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

The 59-year-old worked at JFK High School in Marble Hill but has been reassigned.

Despite the accusations, one of Gibbons' students praised his work.

"We have a sub now," the student said. "But I guess we kind of lost a good teacher, because he was a good teacher. But sorry for his actions."

In 1996, Gibbons was reassigned over an allegation of sexual misconduct, but an arbitrator dismissed the case and put him back in the classroom.

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