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09-11-2012, 02:19 PM
From N.Y. Post (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/posh_school_shock_4f1NpNRLDWqkUwSrmRmW8H) by Emily Smith:
The exclusive Upper East Side Nightingale-Bamford School for girls has been rocked by scandal after married teacher Jonathan Fuller was suspended amid allegations he had an affair with a student, The Post has learned.

The popular, 55-year-old science and psychology teacher was hauled out of class Friday after a complaint was made that he was allegedly involved with a former pupil who is now “18 or 19” years old, according to several sources connected to the school.

“They canceled his classes and pulled him out,” said one source.

“We were told that she graduated last year.”

The school’s headmaster appointed an independent investigator to probe whether the teen was underage when the alleged relationship began — and whether the teacher had affairs with any other young women, according to sources and a letter sent by school officials to parents.

“A complaint was made about him having an affair with a former student, but they are investigating if he has been involved with any other students,” a source said.

The investigation could lead to his being fired, documents show.

Fuller’s dramatic removal — just two days into the school year — stunned parents and staff at the elite Upper East Side academy, which costs nearly $40,000 per year and is the model for The CW’s “Gossip Girls” television show.

“This came out of nowhere and everyone is shocked,” a school insider said. “They’re handling this by the book; they’re keeping the girl’s name confidential internally.”

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