Sext-educators end up with no class
By SUSAN EDELMAN • New York Post
Texting students day and night -- and, in one case, allegedly sending a lewd picture -- landed an assistant principal and two teachers in hot water.
Rivky Love, 36, a math teacher at Edward R. Murrow HS in Brooklyn, hounded a girl -- whom she called her "best friend and sister" -- with intimate messages into the wee hours.
One evening text read, "husband not here . . . kids asleep . . . have dinner with me," according to a report by special schools investigator Richard Condon. Other missives said, "Love you."
When the student didn't message the teacher during a winter recess, the report says, Love fired off a furious text: "I AM SO MAD AT YOU. YOU HATE ME. YOU FORGOT ABOUT ME."
Love even suggested she would slip her a copy of an upcoming test, investigators found.
In a long administrative trial, Love wept and admitted improper conduct, but denied any sexual motive and insisted she offered the test "jokingly." She was suspended for six months without pay.
Thomas Coleman, 33, a former assistant principal at University Neighborhood HS in Manhattan, allegedly sent a female student who had just graduated a text message with a picture of male genitals.
Condon said cellphone records showed Coleman sent her 112 text messages over three months -- and four picture attachments. The untenured Coleman denied sending the photo but was fired.
Homer Panteloglou, 39, exchanged nearly 1,800 texts and 318 calls with a girl at the HS of Finance & Economics in Manhattan, Condon found.
He paid a $7,000 fine, agreed to training and was assigned a non-permanent classroom job at Richard Green HS of Teaching in Manhattan.
[Hat Tip: CS.]