Language teachers Alini Brito, Cindy Mauro caught by janitor having naked romp in HS classroom
BY Joe Jackson, Brendan Brosh and Christina Boyle
DAILY NEWS WRITERS
Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 12:08 AM
Two female Romance language instructors were tossed out of their Brooklyn high school after being caught "undressed" in an empty classroom, sources told the Daily News Tuesday.
Students at James Madison High School in Midwood were watching a talent show in the auditorium while Alini Brito and Cindy Mauro were speaking the international language of love, sources said.
A janitor stumbled on French teacher Mauro, 33, and Brito, 29, a married Spanish instructor, and tattled to school officials on Nov. 20.
Both tenured teachers were removed from the classroom and sent to Education Department "rubber rooms" while they're investigated for misconduct, sources said.
The episode is the talk of the school. Students even set up a Facebook group to discuss the shenanigans - and it already has more than 500 fans.
"Now you guys wished we installed cameras in our classrooms after all hmm?" wrote one student.
Janitor Robert Colantuoni refused to comment Tuesday. "I can't talk about it, I'm sorry," he said.
Brito's husband, reached by phone, said he was unaware of the accusations, but denied them.
"The school district has not informed my wife of these allegations and they are untrue," he said.
Students said both teachers were popular.
"[Ms. Mauro] was pretty fun," said junior Eddie Ramirez, 18.
"She dressed like a teenage girl - she'd wear low-cut tops, shorts, three-quarter length jeans. She was kinda sexy.
"You could see that she was the kind of person who would flirt."
Students said Mauro dyed some of her hair pink over the summer and has an array of sexy tattoos: a sun on her lower back, a flower on her leg, and a star on her foot.
Brito opted for more demure attire.
"She's pretty," said one 17-year-old who took French with her.
"Mrs. Brito was good-looking. Oh, yeah!"
A 16-year-old sophomore said Brito was a teacher students would come to with problems.
"She usually dresses elegant, looks smart," he said. "She's good-looking. And she was friendly, not flirty, just friendly."
Students said gossip about the romp was flying through the school, where staff members were trying to keep a lid on it.
"The teachers don't even want you to bring it up because they say they'll get in trouble if we're talking about it in class," Eddie Ramirez said.
"They just say, 'Let it go.'"
Teachers and administrators at James Madison would not comment yesterday, but the Education Department confirmed the probe.
"There was an incident in the evening when there was a school performance," department spokeswoman Margie Feinberg said.
"The two teachers have been reassigned pending the outcome of [an Education Department] investigation."