Cityview Community School didn't have a great week last week. First it learned that its very existence is threatened. Now it has to deal with allegations that one of its teachers was caught with her pants down during the school day.
According to Minneapolis police, a teacher walked into an empty room at the school on Nov. 3 -- while classes were in session elsewhere -- and found the teacher screwing around with a parent. Spokesman Sgt. William Palmer told the Star Tribune that there were no arrests, and that the school district was going to have to resolve the matter.
Special ed teacher Elizabeth Wilmes, 32, has been placed on paid administrative leave, and a sub has taken her position, while MPS looks into the matter. It has confirmed that it is conducting a "disorderly conduct" investigation after the hot-for-teacher moment was reported. We've left messages with the school, the school district and Wilmes to find out more. We'll let you know what we learn.
DPS issued a robocall about the incident to parents of students at the school, but not before KSTP got wind of the story and showed up with a camera to elicit some predictably shocked responses from folks dropping off their kids.
Cityview parents were also shocked to learn last week that MPS wants to shutter Cityview's K-5 program and replace it with a charter school called the Minnesota School of Science.