Middle school teacher charged with assault

July 8, 2008 2:18:57 PM PDT
A Henderson Middle School gym coach is charged with assaulting a student.

John Pecora, 59, is charged with felony assault by strangulation. He's accused of grabbing a 13-year-old boy by the throat and lifting him up.

The incident happened in May, but the coach was not charged until police completed their investigation.