A 55-year-old science teacher at a posh Upper East Side girls school was suspended after allegations that he had an affair with a former student. According to the Post, the Nightingale-Bamford school "hauled" Jonathan Fuller "out of class Friday after a complaint was made that he was allegedly involved with a former pupil who is now '18 or 19' years old, according to several sources connected to the school."
A source said, "They canceled his classes and pulled him out. We were told that she graduated last year," while another source (or the same one) explained, "A complaint was made about him having an affair with a former student, but they are investigating if he has been involved with any other students."
Parents, who pay $40,000/year for their daughters to attend the school, were informed of the suspension by letter: "I am sorry to have to tell you that this morning I suspended an Upper School faculty member in light of reports received over the past two days that, if true, describe behavior that is not only inappropriate, but also completely inconsistent with our rules and values."
The school has alums such as socialite Olivia Palermo, Charlotte Ronson and Gossip Girl author Cecily von Ziegesar, who based the series' Constance Billard School for Girls on Nightingale. The Post adds, "[Fuller] lives on Long Island but was almost always at school by 7 a.m. to give students extra help and mentoring, sources said."