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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A popular Brooklyn marching band director faces criminal charges after police say he assaulted a student with duct tape.

As CBS2’s Diane Macedo reported, Kenyatte Hughes was tight-lipped as he left Brooklyn criminal court on Wednesday, accused of duct taping a 9-year-old student’s mouth shut on Tuesday, at an East New York school on Vermont Street and Pitkin Ave.

Prosecutors said the student was speaking with a group of friends during an after school program at I.S.-292 when Hughes put a piece of duct tape over the student’s mouth, then removed it before the student left.

The student’s mother then complained to police who arrested Hughes the same day, saying he told them he taped the student’s mouth as part of a lesson on slavery, and had planned to tape his own mouth too, but then didn’t.

“I don’t know why he treated that kid like that…

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