NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Prosecutors say a New York City high school teacher used Snapchat to send a photo of his genitals to a 16-year-old student.
Brooklyn Tech teacher Sean Shaynak, of East Flatbush, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges including dissemination of indecent material to a minor and harassment.
Prosecutors say the 44-year-old math and physics teacher was Facebook friends with the student. Her name was not released.
According to the investigation, Shaynak used Snapchat to send an explicit photo to the student on June 27.
Prosecutors say the student took a screenshot of the image with her phone.
As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, a spokeswoman for the Department of Education says the alleged behavior is unacceptable and that Shaynak has been reassigned and will not be in contact with students.