HARLEM — An East Harlem teacher was fired after being accused of luring two 14-year-old female students and groping them, according to The New York Daily News.
Brett Bernstein, a gym teacher at Harlem Prep Middle School at 232 E. 103rd St., was fired Tuesday after the students reported him, according to NBC 4 News.
The station reported that one of the 14-year-old students told a social worker about the incident and the second student, also 14, came forward with a separate accusation.
Students were sent home with letters to their parents about the incidents Tuesday, according to CBS 2 News.
It's not clear when the incidents occurred or the status of the investigation. Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment and Bernstein had not been charged with a crime by late Tuesday, according to the Daily News.
A spokesman for the school did not respond to a request for comment.