NEWARK — A New Jersey school teacher who allegedly made inappropriate sexual advances toward students on the New Jersey Transit bus during a class trip last year has been reinstalled after being suspended.
Authorities said the New York man was reinstated Wednesday after he was released from prison for a robbery conviction.
The New Jersey Board of Education said in a statement that it is pleased to welcome Dr. Christopher A. McBride back to his former teaching position, and has hired an attorney to represent him.
The statement also said that the school district will conduct a review of all personnel policies to ensure that they are consistent with our district’s values and standards of conduct.
“In July, McBride, 51, was charged with one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly having sexual contact with a female student on a school bus.
The incident happened in the summer of 2016.
McBride was fired from the school after a student reported the incident to school officials.
A day later, the board voted to fire McBride.
The school board later reinstated McBride after a judge rejected the board’s motion to reinstate him.
McBride said he would have been fired had he not been charged.
The New Jersey attorney general’s office said it has a case against McBride for violating the state’s rape and incest laws.