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New Jersey kindergarten teacher may be fired after finding students naked in bathroom

By Erica Albanese,

A New Jersey teacher could lose her job after finding two of her kindergarten students naked in the classroom bathroom “having sex.”

According to Press of Atlantic City, the police report indicates the Mullica Township teacher, Kelly Mascio, found a boy and a girl, both five-years-old, naked in the bathroom together. They told her that they were “having sex.”

Mascio reported the situation to the principal immediately, who alerted the Police Department and the State Department of Youth and Family Services. Mascio was then suspended with pay, reports the NY Daily News.

“Our main concern is that the administration has completely forgone all traditional disciplinary avenues available in handling the incident,” Mullica Township Education Association President Barbara Rheault said. “The administration has selected a disciplinary route that has resulted in enormous emotional and professional turmoil, and has strained the confidence and trust of school staff, parents and community members.”

Mascio has been a teacher in the district for 15 years and refers to her students as her “kids.”

On Wednesday, the Mullica Township Board of Education voted to bring charges against her through the state in an attempt to fire her. Nonetheless, 200 members of the community came to the meeting to show their support.

 
 

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