Teacher Faces Ax Over Naked Kids "Having Sex"
Kindergarteners, both 5, were found in bathroom
FEBRUARY 24--A veteran New Jersey teacher could be fired from her job after discovering two naked kindergarten students “having sex” inside a school bathroom.
Kelly Mascio, 43, is facing termination in connection with the incident late last year at Mullica Township Elementary School in southern New Jersey. Mascio, who has taught for more than 15 years, is suspended with pay while a disciplinary process continues.
As detailed in a Mullica Township Police Department report, two of Macsio’s students--both five-years-old--went into an in-classroom bathroom and removed their clothes. When Mascio, pictured at right, subsequently discovered the children--a boy and a girl--they told her they were “having sex,” cops noted.
Mascio, who immediately reported the incident to the school’s principal, was suspended for allegedly failing to properly monitor the children. A related police investigation concluded with no criminal charges being filed.
If local Board of Education officials certify charges against Mascio, a state arbitrator would be responsible for determining whether the teacher is fired over the September 30 bathroom incident.
Mascio, one of four kindergarten teachers, is still listed on the school’s web site, which includes a link to a personal page (“Mascio Meadow”) created when she previously taught second grade. (1 page)