Stamford substitute teacher facing charges in ruckus

March 11, 2019

STAMFORD - A substitute teacher holding onto two students after they acted out in class last week was charged with a felony count of risk of injury to a minor.

Lt. Sean Scanlon said the teacher, Niall Cambell, 49, of White Plains, N.Y., was teaching a class at Stamford High School last Thursday when two boys began play fighting. During the ruckus, Niall called security to have the two boys removed from the classroom.

But before security arrived, the boys tried to leave the classroom.

Police said that Niall then grabbed a hold of both boys and held onto them until security got there, Scanlon said.

While waiting for security, one of the boys became angry and punched his fist into a wall.

During the course of the struggle Niall ripped a jacket being worn by one of the boys, Scanlon said.

Scanlon said that no injuries were reported, and Niall was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and the risk of injury charge.

He was released after posting a $500 court appearance bond.