Manhattan, New York - Global-studies teacher Julie Warning, 26 was beautiful and quite glamorous. Most of her male students flirted with her and had quite a fondness for the teacher.
She would often kick students out of class for coming on to her but that didn’t stop a group of 5 students from putting a $500 pot ($100 a piece) together betting who would be the first to bed the striking teacher.
Eric Arty, 18 ended up winning the bet and scoring a New York Post cover story of himself kissing the teacher. Video footage of the two kissing and hugging were also captured.
Arty’s friends showed up outside his Washington Heights home yesterday — with copies of the New York Post in hand — to salute their conquering hero, shouting, “Eric’s da’ man!”
The teacher bet was the talk of the school yesterday.
Maia Torruella, 16 told the New York Post:
“This has probably been going on for a while now because the signs have been there,” said Maia a sophomore.
“The way they act together . . . When he walks into the room, her face lights up,’’ she said. “And when he’s gone, she’s boring. You can tell he’s still on her mind.
“They’re always so nice to each other. He flirts with a lot of girls, sure, but Miss Warning, ohhhhh!”
“It was a bet with a group of his friends,” said Andrew Cabrera, a junior at Manhattan Theater Lab HS, where Warning worked until Tuesday, when she was reassigned to an administrative job.
“He would go after class and basically try to seduce her,’’ he said. “I don’t know if she knew [about the bet]. They were all trying to get with her. One of his [Arty’s] friends flirted with her more than anyone — I thought he would be the one, but Eric came out of nowhere and got her.”
Other students described how Warning at first tried to resist the teenagers’ charms — throwing them out of her classroom when they would turn up to hit on her.
“He [Arty] would flirt with her,” said one junior who requested anonymity because school officials warned students not to talk. “She would try to avoid it because she was his teacher. She was a nice teacher and didn’t want to report him, and she would throw him and his friends out of class for trying to flirt with her,” the student said.
Warning was a no-show when she was supposed to report to her new desk job yesterday and could not be reached for comment.
“It’s my understanding that she did not show up to her reassignment center,” Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said.
“So we’ll do more investigating on why she hasn’t shown up.”
Warning, who does not have tenure and was appointed to her $48,434 teaching position in October 2010, could be fired.
In the past Warning had problems with another student inappropriately touching her.
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