SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A teacher at San Francisco’s Marshall Elementary School who was seen dangling a student from a second floor balcony has been arrested on child endangerment charges, authorities said Tuesday.

San Francisco Police said 47-year-old Andres Tobar turned himself into police on Tuesday morning. He was being held in the San Francisco County Jail on felony child endangerment/abuse charges.

San Francisco School District Chief Communications Officer Gentle Blythe said in an email to KPIX 5 that Tobar “was seen cradling a student and holding the student over the balcony on the 2nd floor of Marshall Elementary School” on Dec. 19th.

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.

If youbelieve you may have been a victim or had any suspicious contact with the subject please contact the San Francisco Police Special Victim’s Unit (415) 558-5500.

Although an arrest has been made, anyone with additional information is also urged to contact the SFPD anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444, or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.

Comments (46)
  1. Must have been tired of the Liberal upbringing the child no doubt was exposed to.

  2. challenger392 says:

    welcome to another day in a leftist liberal sanctuary city

  3. Clegg Jensen says:

    Demorats lying since 1965…
    “Out of deference to the critics, I want to comment on … what the bill will not do. First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same … Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset … Contrary to the charges in some quarters, S.500 will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and economically deprived nations of Africa and Asia. In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think. Thirdly, the bill will not permit the entry of subversive persons, criminals, illiterates, or those with contagious disease or serious mental illness. As I noted a moment ago, no immigrant visa will be issued to a person who is likely to become a public charge … the charges I have mentioned are highly emotional, irrational, and with little foundation in fact. They are out of line with the obligations of responsible citizenship. They breed hate of our heritage.”(Senate Part 1, Book 1, pp. 1-3) — Senator Edward Kennedy, floor leader, advocating for the 1965 Immigration Act ultimately signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson

  4. Betcha any amount of money it wasn’t a hispanic kid.

  5. Bart Drennon says:

    Negative reinforcement works.

  6. When you can’t discipline kids or expect respect thanks to the left wing nuts, although I don’t approve of what the teacher did, but I understand the motive of the teacher. Thanks to the left wing nuts, you have to lock your cars and carry a gun because respect is no longer taught.

  7. 1. There are children in San Francisco?!?
    2. The good news is that if the teacher’s an illegal, he’ll be back on the streets in no time.

  8. Chris Taylor says:

    Ever ask why they pay these people when they molest or abuse kids? Truth is there is not a safe kid in San Fran. Between the sexual deviants, liberal fruit bats, and the illegals who walk their streets it’s amazing anyone would want to raise kid there.

  9. James Sweatt says:

    Paid leave. LOL. He should be immediately deported.

  10. Peter York says:

    the liberal educational yoke: if you can’t (won’t) teach them, scare the bejeesus out of them.

  11. Sam Jones says:

    Kid must have said he liked the SOTU speech. “MAGA” was the trigger word!

  12. D Stark says:

    “Unharmed”? Seriiously? That child was indeed harmed – and will need psychiatric care.

    Really dumb comment by the ‘roving reporter’…..

    1. zorki1c says:

      I would like to hear the teacher’s side of the story. Even a kindergarten age kid can be a real a$$h0le

    2. Oh yeah D. Stark, the kid will be scared for life unless he is immediately taken to hundreds of house of psychiatric care and told how special he is and maybe he would feel better going to the girls restroom from now on.

      1. Bingo, Willie, bingo.

  13. Mike Arvand says:

    Ca… not surprised. Anything goes apparently. You can thank electing moonbeam for stuff like this.

  14. Joe Bloe says:

    Why don’t they just bring a translator with them when they go to incidents at San Francisco school incidents, They know they’ll need them.

  15. Vox Veritas says:

    Science teacher? Probably a lesson on gravity.

  16. aki009 says:

    I know his excuse: Trump made him do it.

  17. Don McCoy says:

    Frisco is a much bigger S-hole than Haiti…

  18. If he’s an illegal alien, he’ll be out in 24 hours.

  19. tngilmer says:

    One more good reason to support Calexit

  20. This cretin is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation? Wow. And yet, no problemo to call in the police to haul away the same child he was endangering if the kid dared to kiss a girl in his class or pretend a straw was a gun. Oh, I forgot, the kid could also be arrested for using a straw as a straw.

  21. Lee Boyland says:

    What did the little darling do to provoke such an excellent teacher? That is the real question.

  22. “Anti-racists” say there’s a RACE problem. They say it’ll be solved when non-Whites pour into ALL & ONLY White nations and “assimilate” to get a brown mixture.

    They say only White nations have this RACE problem; they say non-White nations are fine.

    If I object to my own genocide these “anti-racists” say I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they’re anti-racist. What they are is anti-White.

    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

  23. Lilith Whyte says:

    I hope he enjoys his new career operating a leaf blower.

  24. “He’s a good teacher” and “He’s one of the best” said through a translator by a person that can’t speak English. I’m sorry but can anyone here see the problem except me? Oh yeah, you have my permission to call me a racist but it seems that there is a problem here that no one really wants to address. By the way, my grandchildren who I love intimately are half El Salvadorian, and were born here legally so please spare me your comments that I am a racist.

  25. Could not finish video! How great the guy is as sickening! Can you just give the facts for once? Did he have a history of alcohol or drugs? Because what he didn’t to a child in his care in inexcusable! He should be fired yesterday!

  26. Horrible reporting…was he playing? Trying to be funny? Was he threatening the child? Punishing the child? Incomplete story..horrible reporting..

  27. Rob Reck says:

    This brings an entirely new meaning to the term “suspended from school.”

  28. He was voted teacher of the year 2012 he’s from El Salvador not us citizen teaches kindergarten. 35 year old single male teaching kindergarteners. Enipiugh said.

  29. This is why CA is now at the bottom when it comes to education and at the top when it come to poverty.

  30. dawnjbenko says:

    Interesting how the reporter framed this, “Parents and students in tears as we told them what happened to their teacher.”

    How about concern for the kid he abused? This is pathetic reporting, trying garner sympathy for the idiot teacher.

  31. Su Yu says:

    San Francisco Politicians,….this is on you alone.

  32. Darin Warren says:

    Check his papers. Guessing he’s about to be added to the deportation list. Hopefully.

  33. Jack Foobar says:

    Illegal complains about illegal breaking the law. That’s irony.

  34. Reminds me of the teachers I had in private school, a very conservative Christian private school where if you said cursed words the teacher would make you eat a bite of a bar of soap.

    But in the end, all the students were well behaved and literate to the point of prepping for college, real college, not some Liberal Arts nonsense.

    If it were up to me,I would make this teacher here, Andres Tobar, the Principle and make all the parents sign a waiver that prohibited them from suing the school or interfering with the curriculum……….

  35. Pete Dosado says:

    Did the child willingly, even asked the teacher to dangle him from the second floor? Even if that was the case, the teacher should not have done that and he needs evaluation!

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