ANOTHER ONE!? When is this going to stop?!
The latest offender is a Catholic high school teacher from New Jersey. She has been charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child for an alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. And because it’s 2015, the teacher, Fatima Grupico, also maintained a Pinterest page of her “Teaching Selfies,” which has now been taken down.
Grupico taught history at Cardinal McCarrick High School in South Amboy, New Jersey until it closed (due to financial problems) at the end of the school year.
According to NJ.com, “the investigation began after school officials notified police. He said the investigation determined Grupico had relations with the male student on a number of occasions at the school between May 4th and May 30th, 2015.”
The age of consent in New Jersey is 16, but Grupico’s position of authority over the student is what got her into trouble with law enforcement. She is currently in custody of the South Amboy police.
Perhaps teacher-student relationships were always an issue, but the emergence of social media certainly seems to have proliferated the issue. Flirting via the internet will always leave a trace that may show its self one day. It was steamy Snapchats that got this teacher in seriously hot water with her superiors.
via viral thread