Teacher at prestigious Manhattan High School, 37, had 'inappropriate ... trends now

Teacher at prestigious Manhattan High School, 37, had 'inappropriate ... trends now
Teacher at prestigious Manhattan High School, 37, had 'inappropriate ... trends now

Teacher at prestigious Manhattan High School, 37, had 'inappropriate ... trends now

Shoshana Leffler spent seven minutes in a locked bathroom stall with the teen at the High School for Health Careers and Sciences  The Princeton graduate and PhD scientist was later filmed handing him a wad of cash on a school stairwell  Investigators concluded she was 'engaged in an inappropriate relationship'  and she resigned

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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

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

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 commissioner of investigation for city schools, concluded 'engaged in an inappropriate relationship' with the boy

Anastasia Coleman, the special

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