Who is Amanda Fletcher? NYC teacher, 37, sucked topless man's nipple and 'rocked back and forth' during Zoom class
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Students of a prestigious New York City school were stunned to see their Spanish teacher allegedly sucking the nipples of a topless man last year. The students eventually shared videos of the incident via Snapchat and other social media sites following which she is facing disciplinary action.
Amanda K Fletcher, 37, was accused of engaging in an "inappropriate sexual act" in front of students at Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science, and Engineering on September 30 of last year. The Special Commissioner of Investigation for city schools discovered that students had previously seen a man standing behind Fletcher eating spaghetti during a live Zoom class.
Who is Amanda K Fletcher?
Since September 2018, Fletcher, a DOE teacher since 2007, had been teaching at the Morningside Heights campus. The school for grades 6–12 is one of the best in the region, reported Fox News. After receiving the SCI report in October, the DOE "reassigned" Fletcher and "will take disciplinary action," according to Filson. Fletcher, who earned $105,588 last year, is still employed by the city.
Fletcher studied at DePaux University, a private college in Indiana, and has been teaching for the New York City Department of Education for 13 years, according to her Linkedin profile. The secondary school is ranked 203rd nationally and 24th in New York among secondary schools, the Daily Mail reported.
Fletcher "appeared to suck the nipple of an anonymous topless male" while "gyrating" or "rocking back and forth" while students at the prestigious Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science, and Engineering remotely watched a "live" class, according to the Special Commissioner of Investigation for city schools.
Students had previously seen Fletcher "eating spaghetti" with the shirtless man behind her, according to a study published by The New York Post from the SCI dated Oct. 29, 2020. According to the paper, the alleged activity began about 12 minutes before the class ended, when students were still on the call, Fox News reported. Fletcher did not provide a reason for her alleged conduct. She refused to be interviewed by SCI investigators and did not respond to The Post's messages.
“This behavior is absolutely unacceptable,” DOE spokeswoman Danielle Filson said to the New York Post. She added that the DOE imposed “Digital Media Guidelines for Remote Learning” in March 2020. It “reminded school-based staff that virtual classrooms should follow the same protocols as in-person classrooms – e.g. outside individuals are not permitted to walk into a classroom, whether virtual or in-person – and staff must continue to maintain a safe and appropriate learning environment.”