New York: Gay club dancer and teacher fired for using email account to arrange Craigslist dates
A New York City teacher has been fired after it was revealed he used a shared school email account to send out sexually explicit emails of himself wearing only boxer shorts.
Matthew Maleski, a 32-year-old special education teacher was fired last Tuesday from the Upper East Side’s Public School 183 after a fellow teacher, who had access to the same Google mail account, discovered his email responses to personal ads he found on Craigslist in November, reports the New York Post.
The model turned teacher had previously posed semi-naked in advertisements for a gay social networking app called ‘Hornet’ before his personal emails were discovered by a co-teacher.
He can also be seen go go dancing in a YouTube video called ‘I Just Wanna F*ckin’ Dance!’ in a promo for a dance party in San Francisco last year featuring go go boys and Andrew Christian Underwear models.
The teacher who made the discovery confronted him and said she found “e-mails that one could perceive to be inappropriate” and the email account was only meant for correspondence with families.
A report by the Department of Education’s Office of Special Investigation said: “[She] expressed that she was upset because, as she created the account, her name was associated with… Maleski’s inappropriate emails.”
The teacher stopped Mr Maleski from accessing the email account by changing the password.
Mr Maleski admitted to investigators that he had sent the emails and that the photos of a man in his boxers were of him but he claimed to have sent the emails outside working hours via his mobile phone without realising that his phone had linked up a number of his email accounts, including his shared work email.
The investigation revealed that the emails were sent on Sundays and early Friday mornings.
Mr Maleski explained to his co-teacher in an emailed apology: “Those accounts must of [sic] interchanged accidentally.”
On 14 January investigators determined that Mr Maleski had “committed employee misconduct by sending inappropriate email communications from an email address that represents a DOE site.”
It is not clear why it took the Department of Education until last Tuesday to terminate his employment.
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