A former English teacher at Brooklyn Technical High School in New York resigned after he allegedly asked a student to send him “workout pics” and invited her to a Flo Rida concert.
David Lo, 39, is accused of engaging in an inappropriate relationship with one of his students at the high school when she approached him in June 2015 to request “extra credit,” investigators said.
Lo reportedly exchanged more than 100 personal email messages with the unidentified girl, asking her to meet him outside of Brooklyn Tech, send him “fitness” photos of herself and invited her to accompany him to a Flo Rida concert in Staten Island, the New York Post reported on Sunday.
“How did your workout go? Any recent workout pics?” Lo asked the girl.
“Let’s see a daily pic of the day from you!” he said in another message.
Lo, whose salary was $85,793, handed in his resignation in July 2016.
However, a contact page for “Mr. David Lo” is still up on Brooklyn Tech’s website.
The Office of the Special Commissioner of Investigation (SCI) report said that the accusations against Lo came to light after the student “expressed concern” about the incident to authorities.
She was also “pressured” to volunteer with him at a race, which she registered for but never showed up.
Lo then asked the girl if they could talk via the WhatsApp messaging service after telling her that “they could not communicate by e-mail because a teacher lost his job for that contact,” according to the SCI report.
“How did you look when you were younger? The same? Different? How did you look when you first entered high school? I remember the first day when you walked up to me,” one of the teacher’s messages said.
Another one reads: “Long time no talk! Do you need to get your phone fixed? I thought that you were too busy for me and would not write me back ever again! . . . Let’s talk more than once a week!”
Lo is the fourth staff member in two years to leave from the prestigious Brooklyn Technical High School for engaging in inappropriate behavior with students.