Two female teachers in Brooklyn, New York, are under investigation after they were allegedly found naked together in a classroom.

Alini Brito, 29, and Cindy Mauro, 33, were reportedly seen embracing by a janitor while the rest of the James Madison High School was watching a performance.

Janitor Robert Colantuoni reported the alleged incident to school staff, apparently believing the pair were students.

According to the New York Daily News, the pair, who are Romance languages teachers, were told to leave the room and are now being investigated for misconduct.

The newspaper described them as “speaking the international language of love”.

It did not give quotes from either teacher although Brito’s husband said he was unaware of the allegations but said they were false.

A Facebook group set up by students currently has almost 1,000 members.

Students described both teachers as popular and attractive.

Many praised their dedication, while some pointed out there would not have been such a fuss if they were male and female.

The local education department confirmed there had been an “incident” and an investigation was being carried out while the pair were reassigned.