N.J. Teacher Suspended For Allegedly Telling 7-Year-Old Girl She’s ‘Too Sexy For Gym Class’
EGG HARBOR CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Henry Wilson was furious Thursday as he showed CBS 2 News what his 7-year-old daughter was wearing at her New Jersey school recently when he said a teacher said inappropriate words to her.
“When he came to my daughter he said ‘you’re too sexy for gym today,’” Wilson told reporter Christine Sloan.
Wilson did not want his daughter on camera, but he filed a police complaint against the teacher, identified as 40-year-old Marco Inskip, over the alleged incident, which took place within the Egg Harbor City School District in South Jersey.
“The decision was made to suspend the substitute teacher from the district’s substitutes list,” schools superintendent John Gilly III said.
CBS 2’s Sloan went by an address listed for Inskip in Absecon to get his side of the story. What she got instead was muffled answers from someone behind the front door.
“No comment,” the person said. “Please leave my property.”
Sloan spoke to one woman who said she knows Inskip, who was substituting at the Charles Spragg Elementary School, the place where the alleged incident was said to have taken place.
“He’s a very nice guy,” the woman said.
However, not every parent shared her sentiment.
“He shouldn’t teach here,” one said.
Wilson said he feels the same way and added he’s glad his daughter immediately complained to a teacher.
“My daughter was afraid to say the bad words, she doesn’t speak bad word. So two other girls who heard the substitute teacher say that told the teacher what the word was,” Wilson said.
The superintendent said Inskip claimed he used the word “cute.”
“He will not be back in the Egg Harbor public schools,” Gilly said.
The superintendent told Sloan another parent complained about Inskip using a curse word around her child.
The school board will meet in May and decide whether to formally let Inskip go. A police complaint was filed against Inskip for harassment, but he has not been charged with any crime.
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