News NYC teacher's aide charged with forcibly touching 13-year-old on bus, NYPD says Amgad Samaan works at a different school than the victim but they take the same bus to and from their respective institutions, a police spokesman said. A New York City teacher's aide was charged with forcibly touching a teenager on the bus on Staten Island, police said Tuesday. Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne By Lauren Cook firstname.lastname@example.org @L_Cook865 Updated February 12, 2019 5:17 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A teacher’s aide is facing charges after he inappropriately touched a 13-year-old girl on a bus Monday evening, police said. Amgad Samaan, 57, was charged Tuesday morning with one count of forcible touching in connection with the incident, which took place around 7 p.m. in St. George, Staten Island, according to the NYPD. A police spokesman said Samaan works at a different school than the victim but they take the same bus to and from their respective institutions. The Department of Education said the incident did not take place on a school bus. “This is a deeply troubling allegation, and Mr. Samaan was immediately suspended pending the outcome of this criminal investigation," DOE spokesman Doug Cohen said Tuesday. Samman was hired as a substitute teacher's aide in 2008 and began to work full time for the education department in 2012, according to the DOE. By Lauren Cook email@example.com @L_Cook865 Lauren joined amNY.com as a news editor in 2016. Previously, she worked as a web producer at CBS New York and News 12. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.