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A high-flying teacher at a prestigious Manhattan high school has refused to explain what she was doing in a locked staff bathroom stall with a 17-year-old pupil, or why she later handed him a wad of cash in a stairwell.
Shoshana Leffler, 37, remains licensed to teach after resigning from the High School for Health Careers and Sciences last year rather than face questions over the seven-minute tryst that was partially caught on surveillance video.
But investigators have concluded the Princeton University graduate 'engaged in an inappropriate relationship' with the boy who should have been in class at the time.
'What occurred in the bathroom can only be speculated about since Leffler resigned from the DOE without providing an explanation,' said Anastasia Coleman, the special commissioner of investigation for city schools.
Leffler and her twin brother Abba were child prodigies at the prestigious Bronx High School of Science - where she later became a teacher.
Shoshana Leffler pictured in 2008 during her time as a scientist at Princeton University
The chemistry teacher led the 17-year-old up to a bathroom on the fifth floor of Manhattan's High School for Health Careers and Sciences before locking the door
Anastasia Coleman, the special