It would appear that teachers are no longer waiting to be official teachers before engaing in inappropriate contact with their students.
Lindsay Massaro, a 23-year-old student teacher from Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ, has been arrested over a supposed week long affair ending on Saturday March 28th that she had with an eighth grade student in one of her classes at Frankford Elementary School. According to a press release by the prosecutor’s office she is said to have, “committed acts of sexual penetration and sexual contact with the intimate parts of a minor male.” She has been charged with second-degree sexual assault, third-degree endangering the welfare of a minor and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.
There is no word on how the affair was discovered, but she was taken into custody on Monday, and released from the county jail on Tuesday on $75,000 bail. The conditions of her release includes that she has no unsupervised contact with minors under the age of 16, she is to stay away from the school, have no contact with the alleged victim’s family and to undergo a psychological evaluation.
I have to say this may be a new low in the ongoing teacher sex scandals as this woman didn’t even wait to get her state certificate. Eighth graders are typically either 13 or 14-years-old, so at least she got that part of the trend right.
This women now joins the roll call of teacher sex scandals for 2009!
UPDATE: There seems to be some confusion over the image floating around various news outlets that is supposed to be Lindsay Massaro. Until this has been cleared up I have removed the image. UPDATE 2: I finally have her mug shot and it is what you see up top now. Update in regards to comments: I normally leave my comments alone, but the ones on this post are getting a bit out of hand. You are all entitled to your opinions, but I would request that we try to reign in the language a bit. The name calling, in my opinion, is totally uncalled for. UPDATE 2/17/10: Comments have been disabled on this post due to the general tone that they have taken.