Alini Brito and Cindy Mauro — the two Brooklyn language teachers caught by a janitor getting freaky with each other during a student assembly in November (pictured L-R) — were merely tending to a medical emergency! See, when the janitor at James Madison High School spotted Brito naked from the waist up with Mauro, “nude,” kneeling between her thighs, Mauro was just giving her colleague an insulin shot because she’s a diabetic. That’s what the “Horndog High” Spanish teacher claims in testimony before a state arbitrator, who’s hearing Brito’s claim that her ousting last month wasn’t warranted. Mauro, a French teacher, was just trying to be a good co-worker. The NYDN relays:
Brito, a diabetic, told investigators she started feeling ill and asked her French teacher colleague to “check her blood sugar,” according to the report. “Let’s go upstairs,” Mauro said, according to the report. “I have sugar and candy in my room.” By the time they got to Mauro’s classroom on the third floor, Brito said her “knees got weak,” so she lay down on the floor. Brito took off her sweater and Mauro placed it under her colleague’s head, Brito said in the report, then Mauro put a chair under Brito’s legs “to aid her circulation.” Brito said Mauro was kneeling next to her with the lights off when the janitor popped in. Mauro was fully clothed, Brito told investigators.
The janitor, who said he saw two topless women rolling around on the floor, summoned school safety officer Ruth Reyes. She described what she saw in Room 337 quite differently. “[Brito] was naked on the floor… and I saw the blond between her legs, and when I opened the door, she looked up and told me to shut the door,” Reyes told investigators. By the time Assistant Principal Jodie Cohen got to the room minutes later, she saw Brito “leaning against the teacher’s desk… and she seemed to be, like, zippering her boot and finishing buttoning her shirt.” The testimony was enough for state arbitrator Mary Crangle to rule it was “more likely than not” the teachers were in the middle of “a sexual encounter.”
I still don’t understand why the janitor — presumably a straight man? — didn’t stay for the five o’clock show before getting administrators involved.