A 220-pound, former college football player turned grade school gym teacher plans to sue New York City over an attack he claims he suffered at the hands of a six-year-old Grade 1 student.
John Webster, 27, a teacher at Queens PS 330, filed a notice of intent to sue the city, and says he sustained a fractured ankle and knee injury when Rodrigo Carpio, 6, attacked him in April, the New York Post reported.
"It's sort of like an angel-devil sort of thing," Webster told the newspaper. "(Rodrigo) looks like an angel, but then, all of a sudden, that halo turns into horns. It's been a nightmare. It's embarrassing. It's humiliating."
Rodrigo's parents scoff at the allegations, the Post reported.
But a school report filed by the principal on April 26 says that Rodrigo "was physically aggressive" and karate-kicked Webster in the knee and ankle.
Webster says he went to see a psychiatrist for stress and now has to wear braces on his right ankle and knee.