BROOKLYN — A Brooklyn high school teacher made advances to one female student and told another to take off her sweater to "show off your assets,” according to a new report by the special schools investigator.
The report, issued Wednesday, charges Michael Aquino, 45, a teacher at George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School in Downtown Brooklyn, with making inappropriate comments to three female students, including telling one 10th-grader "those jeans look really good on you."
Aquino denied the allegations, which also claimed he called one student “baby” and asked another to go to the movies, the report by the Office of the Special Commissioner of Investigation revealed. It also charges that the teacher placed his hand atop a student's while she was using a computer mouse.
Aquino said he did not know why students would accuse him of such conduct, the report added.
The special schools investigator recommended that the Department of Education take disciplinary action against Aquino.
DOE spokeswoman Marge Feinberg told the Daily News said Aquino was removed from the classroom in April and "faces disciplinary action."
"We just received the report and we are reviewing it," she reportedly said.