This may look like a cute young couple kissing in the park, but there’s one HUGE problem with this photo.
According to the New York Post, the image shows high school global studies teacher Julie Warning making out with an 18 year-old student after school.
“The photo is of a teacher and she has been reassigned,” a Department of Education spokeswoman said, adding that Warning had been reassigned to an administrative position.
“We have a case,” an SCI official later said.
Witnesses say the 26-year-old teacher at Manhattan Theater Lab HS near Lincoln Center looked “swept off her feet” as she sat in the Greenwich Village park kissing 18-year-old senior Eric Arty. The couple reportedly kissed for a half hour, oblivious to those around them.
“It’s hard to fathom,” said the shocked classmate who witnessed the incident. “I wish it was a different teacher, because she was well-liked. But the DOE should vet its teachers better if this is something she would do.”
“She’s definitely the most appealing teacher in the school,” the student added. “She always wore nice skirts, and she had appealing tattoos all over her body.”
Warning’s Facebook profile confirms this, as many of her photos make her look like a hard-partying wild child.
Arty admitted it was him in the photo, but claimed that the woman involved was not Warning.
“Yeah, that’s me. I’m kissing a girl,” Arty said when officials confronted him with the photo. “That’s not my teacher that I’m kissing in the picture. It’s just a girl I know.”
Warning agreed, claiming that she was camping at the time the picture was taken.
“He is my student but I’ve never had a relationship with him or any of my students,” said Warning. “That is inappropriate. I think that this is a misunderstanding.”
Lucky for Warning, she won’t be facing any criminal charges because Arty is not a minor. However, she could face disciplinary action from the DOE. Students were quick to defend the teacher, who is clearly VERY close to her pupils…
“I’d be very disappointed if it’s true,” said Marquis Baggett, 16, a sophomore at the school. “She’s real nice and a great teacher. I passed my global Regents because of her last year.”
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