Vanessiana Himes, 11, shows an injury to her shoulder that she says was caused by PS 132 Principal Anissa Reilly on May 24.
A Bronx principal known for starring as a killer in a B-movie gang flick threw a fifth-grader to the floor and then threw a table on her, injuring the girl and terrifying her so badly that she’s been unable to return to school, the student and her mother charge.
Bronx mom Vanessa Roman and her daughter Vanessiana Himes, 11, say controversial Public School 132 Principal Anissa Reilly flew into a dangerous rage upon encountering Vanessiana’s unruly classroom on May 24. Reilly threw a scary temper tantrum and pushed Vanessiana onto the floor, causing a cut and bruise to her arm, the mother and daughter said.
“My daughter still can’t return to class, she’s so upset,” Roman said. “The class was out of control, and Ms. Reilly pushed my daughter down. She came home crying. It was too much.”
After the incident, Roman took Vanessiana to file a police report at the 42nd Precinct stationhouse, where the girl said Reilly pushed her, causing her to hit her shoulder.
Roman has photos she says were taken at the time, showing cuts and bruises to her daughter’s arm.
Public School 132 Principal Anissa Reilly is pictured in this undated photo.
“My class was really bad, but I wasn’t acting out,” Vanessiana said. “I was just standing there and Ms. Reilly came to my desk and pushed me and I fell and then she pushed a table on top of me.”
During the incident, Vanessiana said her teacher did nothing. The teacher, Gilsa Frias, said she could not discuss the alleged attack.
“I was advised by the my union that I cannot say anything about it until all the investigations go through," Frias said Thursday.
Since the incident, Vanessiana has been moping at home, too depressed and frightened to return to PS 132.
Vanessiana’s scabbed shoulder after the alleged attack.
“It made me feel sad, but I don’t want to go back to school because I’m scared of Ms. Reilly,” she said.
Roman has been giving Vanessiana home-school lessons since the alleged attack and says she believes the girl, who she says is a good student, will graduate fifth grade.
An 11-year-old boy, who said he was in Vanessiana’s class, said Reilly threw a fit that day.
“Our class was not behaving. She came in screaming. She hit two students. She kicked a desk over. After, she told us to pick up her mess,” the student said.
PS 132 at 1245 Washington Avenue in the Bronx
Police are investigating the case, but Reilly, meanwhile, remains on the job.
The principal, 45, who started working in city schools in 1996 and earns an annual salary of $143,721, has grabbed headlines and earned official reprimands with a string of scandals and transgressions.
In 2013, parents raised concerns over Reilly’s side career as a B-movie actress, when she starred as a vicious, homicidal drug dealer in the title role of the unrated 2009 flick “Gang Girl.”
Reilly, who was formerly known as Anissa Chalmers, also caused controversy in 2012 when she canceled the graduation ceremony for the entire fifth grade class at PS 132 because kids were behaving badly.
Anissa Reilly grabbed headlines in 2013 over her side-career as a B-movie actress.
Roman and Vanessiana say Reilly canceled graduation again this year, but Education Department officials wouldn’t confirm or deny it.
Reilly received a letter of reprimand in 2012 for violating regulations that govern fund-raising and protect the rights of parents who participate in parent-teacher associations.
In May, Education Department officials found Reilly had failed to report instances of wrongdoing at PS 132, a charge for which she still faces official disciplinary action.
Reilly did not respond to calls for comment.
But Education Department spokesman Michael Aciman said the city is probing the latest, disturbing charges of physical violence leveled against Reilly over the May 24 incident.
“We are investigating these serious allegations and will ensure appropriate followup action is swiftly taken,” Aciman said.