L.I. Substitute Teacher, 23, Accused Of Having Sex With Student, 15

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Nassau County police say that a 23-year-old substitute teacher carried on a sexual relationship with one of her female students for several months.

Police say Kaitlin Grant of Elmont worked as a substitute science and math teacher in the Freeport School District. Cops say they were notified after the victim’s family learned of the relationship from social media postings.

The relationship allegedly took place from November 2011 to March 2012. Now, Grant is charged with criminal sexual acts and endangering the welfare of a child. She was released on $10,000 bail late Friday afternoon.

“She just a nice lady, nice substitute teacher for Earth Science, geometry, or whatever class,” sophomore Randy Melendez told CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis.

“She was a really good teacher. I wouldn’t expect anything like that,” said Malik Stoute.

Dr. Kishore Kuncham, Superintendant of Freeport Public Schools, released a statement on the matter.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall with police reaction

“Ms. Grant had no prior criminal record and passed all background checks in compliance with New York State law. Ms. Grant will no longer work in the District,” Kuncham said. “The District is disturbed by these allegations.”

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reported Grant is the daughter of Maurice Grant, an assistant principal at the Freeport High School, where she worked as a substitute teacher.

“They met while in school they and started interacting while in school,” Nassau County Police Sgt. Carlo Maltempi told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall.

Maltempi said the relationship was discovered after a posting on a social media site.

“At this time there are no other victims. We’re are asking parents that if they believe their child may have been victimized, please call Crime Stoppers,” he said.

“I’m glad that it’s not my child, but I do feel for the family that’s going through, because no one would want that to happen to their child,” said parent Erica Thompson.

Kaitlin Grant’s Facebook page seems to describe a somewhat intense, tumultuous relationship during the time in question. It’s not clear if the below posts are in fact about the relationship, but they tell a story during the time in question.

On Nov. 25, Grant posted “I think I found my new love!!!!”

“Not going to say that I’m really surprised. You see a lot of things around the world. You see a lot of grown with young girls also,” said sophomore Giovanni Labrada.

Just a day later, Grant posted “And this is where the trouble starts….oh wat to do wat to do!!!!!!”

At 2:52 a.m. on. Nov. 29, Grant posted “I’m done with the BS…. Just stop lying to me, and stop lying to yourself!!!!” At 4:45 a.m., Grant posted “Discussion on hold, I’m tired we shall reconvene at a more appropriate time…. In the mean time i’ll take my own advice….and ‘STOP LYING TO MYSELF’…SMH!!!!”

SMH is an abbrevation for “shaking my head.”

On Jan. 1, Grant posted “Happy new year….I love my family, friends and most important my baby!!!!” When her friends asked who her baby was, Grant replied “I’m never telling!!!”

On Jan. 22, Grant posted “I’m missing someone very much.”

On Feb. 10, Grant posted “Blindsided!!!” later adding “It’s cool, that’s what happens with the game of love…sometimes you get burned.”

Grant’s attorney says his client “emphatically denies the allegations.”

Sound off on this story in our comments section below. 

  • JoeFriday

    A famous and highly respected researcher discovered that lesbianism was invented so ugly chicks could get some

  • JoeFriday

    She is so totally NOT hot. If she was hot it would be OK, but she needs to be arrested and taken off the streets.

  • Subaqua Noma IV


  • Nick

    I wish Mama Jake would have had me in high school…hot, hot, hot but this one liike like a baby gorilla.

  • MTAmorons


  • juju

    One ugly mug. Hate to see the face of the student. Rug munchers.

  • Ray Reis

    Get a Life – All of You!!

  • Dino Morino

    Dude makes a whole lot of sense man, off with the head!


  • NYCsewer

    Gay people should not be allowed near children ever

    • Mya

      Sexual orientation should not matter. It’s all about the person

    • Maria

      That’s absurd, this wasn’t a “gay” relationship, it was a case of child molestation. Gay people don’t seek out relationships with children, child molesters do.

      • MDWhite

        Don’t be stupid. Of course it was. When a person of one sex has sexual relations with a person of the same sex, it’s gay. The person involved is a gay child molester. Or is that too complicated for you.

      • bob richards

        The overwhelming majority of molesters are straight and have access to the victim. It has to be under 14 to be considered child molestation. This woman was 8 years older than the girl. Usually it’s 10 years older that gets you in trouble. Also the age of consent varies with state. It should be 16 everywhere.

        What you are all missing is she was a teacher. Even if the girl started it…it’s a no no.

  • Rich

    went to high school with her..hope nothing happened. I dont think anything happened..Good luck.

  • Guido

    Maurice – Karma, nuff said!

  • Jason

    Get used to this stuff as porn is so prevalent and accepted. Now gay marriage too.
    Different disgusting world!

  • M.A.D

    something seem to be missing… a chopped up report.

  • #Rns

    maybe everyone should stop commenting about stuff you really dont know , wait for thee FACTS & just Stfu !!

    • JoeFriday

      That would be a lot less fun

  • Pilar

    Everyone is forgetting the most important part of this drastic event – a child was abused – color has nothing to do with this and is an ignorant comment to even bring up.

  • Pilar

    Its sad to this everyone keeps throwing color around and no one stops to think – Plain and simple – a child was abused. An adult took advantage of a CHILD. Doesn’t matter where they’re from or what height they are or color. Let’s stop and think about that.

  • SMH

    I’m shocked. I’ve known her since 4th grade. She was friendly to most people but not to me. She bullied me and called me gay. I guess now i can call her a sex offender?

  • cakesamillion

    this is a shock because i know kaitlin and she was always a quite young llady i guess the quite one are the ones to watch out for im in shock

  • Sandra

    IF ONLY TEACHERS COULD GET MARRIED THIS WOULDN’T HAPPEN! Oh wait- they can! People always say, when a “priest” commits these crimes, that it was due to celibacy, but it was not, since schoolteachers abuse kids at at rate many orders of magnitude above clergy (in fact, family members do too! (I put “priest” in quotes because these men were a)homosexual predators abusing post-puberty boys, 80% of the abusers according to ALL the studies and b) heterosexual pedophiles, 20%, who victimized the church and all other Catholics by entering seminaries to hide their perversion. They were criminals, not priests, and they gave the other 99% of priests a bad name).

  • The Authentic Analyzer

    She was not arrested because of a Facebook privacy violation. The article reads, “Cops say they were notified after the victim’s family learned of the relationship.” It seems plausible that after notification by family members, a review of her Facebook page could be used as evidence to supplement the testimony of the student and the family member(s) that notified the police.

  • Robert

    I’m glad to see that this still causes outrage….I just wonder how many years it’ll be before people start rationalizing this behavior.

  • 2012

    How stupid are people to post things on Facebook in this day and age? Nothing is private anymore people!

  • Dave

    Oh come on what young lesbian wouldn’t blossom and benefit from a relationship with a sexy adult female teacher! Isn’t that what they always say about the boys?

    • Disgusting!!

      I don’t think that the average person would say that.

    • JoeFriday

      well, whether that is a true statement or not, it has nothing to do with this particular case. C’mon, who would call that thing “sexy”?

  • Rocker80

    The privacy of Ms. Grant seems like it was violated. How can the police arrest someone because of a facebook post. That violates her civil rights//


    Disgusting but not surprising.The article doesn’t explain enough as to how the police and/ or the school found out about this relationship.

  • Disgusting!!

    This woman has absolutely no morals, if she did what she is charged with.

    Pediphiles, if found guilty, should be jailed for life. Protect society and jail them all, they can’t control themselves.

    • wayne2b

      It amazing how stuid some people are, Katlin is a young women as the young women invoved not young children. Lets also remember she accused of the act not guilty and if she is guilty I know she is a good person who made a bad decision, people are not perfect.

  • PETE

    Why are you Morons always have to play the race card. This has nothing to do with race! It has to do with SEX with a MINOR, which is against the law. Black, Green, White or Purple, these laws apply to everyone in this country. What is there so hard to understand?

  • Sicked to my stomach

    This pervert looks like the typical dominant “male” female. Disgusting. Why didn’t she find someone her own age.? Probably because she was not going to be able to control her partner. Instead she chose a teenage confused girl to trick her into believeing she was just confused and probably she was going to help her find the true lesbian inside. I respect homosexuality, don’t take me wrong, but this case is sickening!

  • Honest Rob

    ummm. do a search, racist.
    I’ve seen plenty of white teachers with their pictures in the news and on the web for molestation.

    No matter your color, you do NOT get a pass for molestation.
    Now go put your race cards away and take a nap before mommy gets home.

    • totally agree

      well said Rob, there is always some renegade who uses the race excuse to vent their own hatred.

  • Joseph Mary McGuire

    That little gay, homophobic pope must be thrilled to have the heat taken off him!


      WTF are you talking about?? You probably think this teacher is the victim.

  • MIKE




    • max

      You should learn how to spell your hatred
      Is not about race you JERK
      Its about molestation

      • MIKE


        • Sailor Boy

          Where you from Boy!

    • JoeFriday

      Their pictures ARE plastered in the papers. You are either lying or ignorant.

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