Gabriela Cortez, Teacher at Mayor's Roosevelt High, Allegedly Had Sex With 2 Students
And Roosevelt happens to be his pet project -- not to mention alma mater. As we wrote last October, "the mayor devotes more PR visits and Twitpics to Roosevelt than green ribbon-cuttings and cycling events combined. (And that's saying something.)" Think he'll be rushing over for a photo op now that it's tied up in the LAUSD sex-abuse fiasco?
As for the district: LAUSD officials just announced yesterday that they'd be reporting three years' worth of teacher-misconduct cases to the state's Commission on Teacher Credentialing, which has the power to pull an instructor's credentials even if he or she isn't charged with a crime.
Predictably, on the Roosevelt campus, students doen't seem to be taking the allegations against Cortez as seriously as they would, were she a male teacher. A senior at the high school tells KNX news radio: "Two students? ... Damn. I think I might have to be the third." Then he adds, "She's a real attractive teacher."
Man I shouldve went to roosevelt high and got ms.cortez class a few years ago smh. Lmao— Joe Cool or Cool Joe (@VivaLasBoogie) February 23, 2012
Oh geez. Need we unearth the "Hottest Women on the Sex Offenders List" debate?