NORTH SEWICKLEY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Riverside High School teacher was arrested Saturday night and is accused of hitting his wife during a domestic dispute.

“The wife suffered what my officers described as a black eye, some swelling and some redness on her chest,” North Sewickley Township Police Chief Bryan Landman said.

Jesse Rosenberger has been a teacher at the school for over 10 years.

According to the criminal complaint, Jennifer Rosenberger said her husband had been drinking that night and a verbal argument turned violent.

When police arrived, Jesse Rosenberger was allegedly enraged and even threatened the officers.

“At one point in the altercation, he said he was going to kill an officer, then focused on one officer and attacked him,” Chief Landman said.

The complaint goes on to say that Tasers were used to subdue him.

The Riverside Beaver County School District says Jesse Rosenberger is a high school social studies teacher and coached football for six seasons before resigning this past November.

Superintendent David Anney released a statement that said:

“The School Board still has to review any information. Mr. Rosenberger has been put on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation.”

North Sewickley Police said after they arrived, Jennifer Rosenberger went to an uncle’s house with their children.

“She also stated to the officers that she didn’t want him arrested. But unfortunately in the state of Pennsylvania, the victim doesn’t have a right to say that and police have to [make] an arrest,” Chief Landman said.

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