Teacher’s aide charged with throwing Rubik’s Cube on trial

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A teaching assistant and basketball coach at a Massachusetts middle school charged with throwing a Rubik’s Cube at a student is heading to trial.

Matthew Fraser’s trial on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon is scheduled for Wednesday in Lowell District Court.

Prosecutors allege the paraprofessional at Lowell’s Sullivan Middle School berated a student and threw the Rubik’s Cube at him on Jan. 27 because he blamed the teen for losing a basketball game. The student was not hurt. The Rubik’s Cube grazed the shoulder of another teacher who did not press charges.

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Fraser’s lawyer tells The Sun that “at no time” did his client throw the puzzle, and wants to clear his name so he can return to work.

Fraser is on paid administrative leave.

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Information from: The Sun