A second "Horndog High" teacher was fired Wednesday amid a new allegation that her sexual relationship with another teacher started years before that fateful night.Mauro claimed that she was escorting Brito, who is diabetic, up to her room to give her sugar and an insulin injection. The arbitrator didn't buy that argument, particularly when it is completely unnecessary to provide a diabetic with insulin by taking off their clothes. Indeed, the custodian noted: "(Brito) was naked on the floor... and I saw the blond between her legs, and when I opened the door, she looked up and told me to shut the door."
Cindy Mauro was found guilty of "extremely serious misconduct" for having a sexual encounter with fellow teacher Alini Brito in November 2009 at James Madison High School in Brooklyn during an evening student performance.
An arbitrator found Mauro's defense - that she was aiding her diabetic friend by getting her candy and that custodians and security agents were mistaken when they said they saw them naked in a classroom - "lacking in basic truthfulness."
Another Madison teacher, Maria Bucca, testified Mauro had told her she had "fooled around" with Brito eight years earlier. Mauro denied having told Bucca the two had ever been intimate.
The two teachers were discovered by a school custodian in a classroom during a SING performance in a state of undress.
Had this occurred in Brito or Mauro's home, this would never have become an issue, but because the incident occurred on school property and during a time when students could have found the two in the midst of the act of passion, it showed a clear disregard for discretion and a complete lack of common sense.
This case highlights the ongoing problems in disciplining teachers who engage in inappropriate or illegal behavior in the schools. It took more than a year to complete the disciplinary process, and Brito, who was fired on December 27, 2010, is now suing to get her job back. That's absolutely absurd and she has no business in a classroom after this incident.