A teacher from Marshall Elementary School from San Francisco who was seen "cradling" a student from a second-floor balcony back in December has been arrested.
Andres Tobar turned himself into San Francisco Police police on Tuesday morning for an incident that occured on December 19th where he held a student over second story balcony. He was being held in the San Francisco County Jail on felony child endangerment charges, according to authorities. The 47-year-old teacher has worked at the elementary school for more than 20 years and parents were schocked to hear the news. CBS spoke to a mother, Maria Maruqez, who said Mr. Tobar was "the best teacher at the school." In 2013, he had been selected as Teacher of the Month and in 2012 he received the Mayor's Teacher of the Year Award for his involvement in the Latino community.
The San Francisco School District Chief Communications, Officer Gentle Blythe, said the school immediately contacted the parent of the involved student and Tobar was placed on paid administrative leave while the district conducted a thorough investigation.