A substitute teacher at Manchester Regional High School was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old male student, authorities said.
Linda Hardan, 21, was arrested Friday for an incident that allegedly occurred in Wayne on Thursday, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said in a news release.
Manchester Regional High School, which serves students from Haledon, North Haledon and Prospect Park, is located in Haledon.
Hardan apparently transported the juvenile – not during school hours — to a location in Wayne where the alleged sexual assault occurred, said Gyselle Da Silva, senior assistant prosecutor.
Da Silva said she could not disclose how the office learned of the incident as it remains under investigation.
Authorities charged Hardan, who lives in Prospect Park and had attended Manchester Regional herself, with sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal sexual contact, Valdes said.
Hardan remains in Passaic County Jail on $250,000 bail, according to jail records.
Speaking of Passaic County, that is the same county where Governor Chris Christie appointed a Muslim judge with questionable ties to a Superior Court judgeship.