NYC teacher fired after sending revealing photos from school email
NEW YORK – A New York City teacher who once worked as a male model has lost his job after sending bare-chested photographs of himself using an elementary school email address.
The New York Post and the Daily News report that 32-year-old special-education teacher Matthew Maleski was responding to personal ads on Craigslist when he sent photos of himself wearing only boxer shorts.Here's the kicker - the e-mail account was shared with another teacher. Now, whatever this guy does in his spare time is his own business. Maybe there's a "Code of Conduct" in the NYC teacher's book; I have no idea nor do I care. However, I know that if I use my work e-mail address to send out racy pictures of myself (stop laughing; this is theoretical here), I am very likely to find myself fired for violating the sexual harassment policy. The one that they've had training about every year that I've been here.
I also find the claim that he intended to use his personal e-mail somewhat suspect. Last I checked, you need to input the e-mail address into a Craigslist ad, so it's hard to see how, "oops! Wrong address!" would be applicable. And honestly? If you're a teacher and you can't figure out how to paste an e-mail address into a field? You might want to go into a less-challenging career. And if you're using your school e-mail on Craigslist person ads on purpose? Well, you don't have much of a choice now, do you?
Any guesses on whether or not the union goes to bat for this guy?
That is all.