Court: Lustful NYC Teacher Punished Enough

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    Court: lustful NYC teacher punished enough.

    An appeals court says a 90-day unpaid suspension was punishment enough for a former New York City high school teacher who mused online about her never-consummated longings for a 15-year-old student.

      City lawyers said Wednesday they plan to appeal the ruling school officials' lawsuit against Colleen McGraham. The city is pressing for a harsher penalty, though union officials say McGraham has left teaching.
     
    Court records say the then 36-year-old English teacher sent e-mails and posted on a personal blog about her romantic feelings toward a student in 2005. The boy told another teacher at Staten Island's New Dorp High School.
     
    A New York State United Teachers spokesman says McGraham no longer plans to be an educator. The union represented her in the case.