News Bronx assistant principal arrested for slapping teacher, NYPD says P.S. 49 Willis Avenue in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. Photo Credit: Google Maps By NINA RUGGIERO May 3, 2014 8:35 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Assistant Principal Josette Joseph, 57, of P.S. 49 Willis Avenue in Mott Haven, was arrested Friday after slapping a 54-year-old teacher, police said. Joseph is facing assault and harassment charges. Police said they did not know what caused the scuffle. The school, on E. 139th St., serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade. By NINA RUGGIERO Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.