The New York Post is reporting that a group of high school seniors each ponied up $100 to see who could hook up with the hot global studies teacher first. It turns out, Eric Arty won that bet and even had the picture posted all over the cover page of the Post.
Andrew Cabrera, a junior at Manhattan Theater Lab HS where Warning worked, said,
“It was a bet with a group of his friends. They gave him the $500 [pot],’’
Cabrera also said that Arty was a long shot to win the bet saying,
“He would go after class and basically try to seduce her. I don’t know if she knew [about the bet]. They were all trying to get with her. One of his [Arty’s] friends flirted with her more than anyone — I thought he would be the one, but Eric came out of nowhere and got her. He [Arty] would flirt with her. She would try to avoid it because she was his teacher. She was a nice teacher and didn’t want to report him, and she would throw him and his friends out of class for trying to flirt with her,”
Warning was transferred to an administrative position in the public school system pending a review of the charges. The case has been turned over to the Department of Education Special Commissioner of Investigations.
Arty’s friends all turned up outside of his home saluting him for his accomplishment and waving around copies of the Post screaming “Eric’s Da Man”
Maia Torruella, a sophomore, said,
“This has probably been going on for a while now because the signs have been there. The way they act together . . . When he walks into the room, her face lights up,’’ she said. “And when he’s gone, she’s boring. You can tell he’s still on her mind. They’re always so nice to each other. He flirts with a lot of girls, sure, but Miss Warning, ohhhhh!”
Warning is not facing any charges because Arty was above the age of consent. Arty is also not facing any disciplinary charges.
This incident follows a large upswing in cases across the nation of attractive female teachers being seduced by their students.