The South Jersey kindergarten teacher who stumbled across two of her pupils naked and “having sex” in a bathroom was suspended for supposedly failing to supervise the students, a teachers’ union official said Monday.
But Kelly Mascio “acted in a professional manner and responsibly reported the incident,” Mullica Township Education Association President Barbara Rheault told the Daily News.
Now school officials are looking to fire the popular teacher who has been with the district for 16 years.
“Originally they said it was failure to supervise her students,” said Rheault.
So far the district has not said why they suspended Mascio with pay, but the police who investigated the incident have not charged her with a crime.
Macio got into hot water on Sept. 30 when she found two 5-year-old students — a boy and girl — naked in the bathroom at her classroom said.
She reported the incident immediately to her supervisor but was suspended later that day. The district conducted an investigation that concluded in December but so far Rheault said they have not released the reasoning for the suspension.
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SOURCE: New York Daily News