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Kevin Pope, Bronx teacher accused of attacking student over drug deal, also threatened to have his mom raped

September 25, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Kevin Pope, Bronx teacher accused of attacking student over drug deal, also threatened to have his mom raped

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Kevin Pope, the  charter school teacher in the Bronx who is accused of brutally beating  and robbing a 16-year-old student over a $4,000 drug deal gone awry, also reportedly threatened to have a boy’s mother raped “every day after work.”

According to the New York Daily News, Kevin Pope was released without bail on Saturday after a Bronx court appearance where his attorney argued that the student had stolen the science teacher’s briefcase — which was stuffed with $5,000.

Police sources revealed the youth took off with the large wad of cash back in June after a botched drug deal. According to a criminal complaint, Pope robbed the 16-year-old student of his iPhone, a gold chain, and wallet during Wednesday’s incident.

“You better get my money,” the educator allegedly snapped at the beaten teen before leaving. “You know where I work.”

Pope punched the youth in the face multiple times, knocking him into the glass window of a local business before the teen fell on the sidewalk.

“Do you want to die?” Pope purportedly yelled out. “You want to steal from me? I should break your arm … I should get someone to rape your mom every day after work.”

As JammedUp previously reported, the 16-year-old victim required three staples to close the deep wounds he sustained on the back of his head after the beating, which occurred just two blocks from the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy in Hunts Point.

“You better get my money, or I will kill you!” Pope had said before he left.

Pope was charged with robbery and assault of the 16-year-old student. (OBTAINED BY THE DAILY NEWS)

Pope was charged with robbery and assault of the 16-year-old student. (OBTAINED BY THE DAILY NEWS)

The teacher’s attack on the youth was caught on surveillance video and was observed by an eyewitness, according to Gerard Donahue, Assistant District Attorney.

Pope’s attorney contended that the teacher randomly crossed paths with the youth after the money went missing.

Back in June, the student told the teacher that he had a drug connection in Manhattan.

Pope was willing to pay $4,000 for approximately one pound of weed, possibly in hopes of reselling the pot — and the two went to meet with the dealer.

The drug deal went south after the dealer instead wanted $7,000 — and the student left with Pope’s cash.

The man has been charged with grand larceny, robbery, assault, and criminal possession of stolen property, and Judge Harold Adler issued orders of protection requiring him to have no contact with the victim and his mother.

The judge also had a dubious opinion of defense attorney Japel Filiaci’s claim that the teen robbed his teacher while he was on a city bus with $5,000 cash in his briefcase.

When the judge asked what Kevin Pope was doing with that much cash, Filiaci replied that she never asked.

“He took the money out, maybe to transfer it,” the attorney stated.

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