A 48-year-old Bronx charter school teacher was arrested Friday for attacking a 16-year-old student who stiffed him during a drug deal. Kevin Pope, a science teacher at the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy in Hunts Point, was arrested at 10 a.m. for beating the teen so badly doctors needed staples to close several deep wounds on the back of the victim’s head. Pope then stormed off with the teen’s gold chain, iPhone and wallet — apparent compensation for the money he lost in a botched marijuana buy involving the student. The pair went to see the dealer and Pope ponied up $4,000 for about a pound of weed, possibly in the hopes of reselling some of it, but after the dealer asked for $7,000, the teen backed out of the deal and walked off with Pope’s money.
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