Saturday, April 16, 2005

Another four days, another four sex scandals in the NYC public schools.

Wednesday: Female teacher has 10-month affair with one of her students, and has his child, "but gave him only a barely passing 65 in social-studies class"... [NY Post]

Thursday: "It seems sex education is a hands-on course at the High School for Health Professions and Human Services -- city officials yesterday revealed charges of a second affair between a female educator and a teen student at the school in as many days."... [NY Post]

Friday: " A gutsy Staten Island mom ... Jamie Giambrone, was being hailed for her high-speed heroics in helping capture Joseph Morales, 28, who allegedly haunted local schools, exposing himself to girls and women. 'I hope he gets locked up for a long time,' Giambrone told the Daily News yesterday. 'The worst of it all is he's a schoolteacher.' ...

"Morales [is] an English teacher at Intermediate School 24 ... The youngest victims were 13-year-olds from IS 75 who saw him pull down his pants, yank up his shirt and say, 'You want some of this?' authorities said."... [NY Daily News]

Saturday: "In the fourth sordid case involving city teachers this week, a Queens English instructor is under investigation for having sex with two female students. Jermaine Reid, 27 ... [the] literature-spouting lothario, was carrying on with an 18-year-old student of his, sources familiar with the investigation said ... [when] he boasted he was also sleeping with a former student - a 16-year-old girl at August Martin High School...

"The 18-year-old became jealous of what she saw as her younger competition and dropped a dime on Reid"... [NY Daily News]

Sunday: I'm taking the day off from reading the local papers.