NY Drama Teacher ‘Who Played Sick Games With Students’ Pleads Guilty…

NY Drama Teacher ‘Who Played Sick Games With Students’ Pleads Guilty…

Even in today’s era of background checks, there are still human predators masquerading as trustworthy adults. In this case, a teacher has committed criminal acts with minors who were under his care and instruction. School should be a safe place for our students, but sometimes it isn’t and it certainly wasn’t for these students. Read on for details.

From the Daily Mail:

A former drama teacher at a prestigious New York high school has admitted in a plea deal that he subjected two underage students to sexual contact, say authorities.

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Christopher Schraufnagel, 41, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor child endangerment charges Thursday, said acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCarty.

If it is agreed, Schraufnagel, who is battling cancer and has undergone surgery twice, will not go to jail.

A civil lawsuit filed against Schraufnagel, the former drama teacher at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, alleged that he ‘engaged in sexual acts with students’ and plied them with alcohol and drugs.

He is alleged to have engaged in sex-themed games during his drama classes, one of which was called ‘Train Wreck’, where students would be asked to discuss intimate details about their sexuality.

Another perverse game was dubbed ‘Sick Secret Santa’ played by theater rep students which required them to give the most outlandish gifts possible, said the lawsuit.

These included a scone with pubic hair baked into it, a dead bird, a cup of semen and a coffee cup filled with feces.

McCarty says Schraufnagel will face three years of probation with sex offender conditions and will surrender his teaching certificate.

He will be sentenced on November 10.

Attorney David Engelsher represents four students who have accused Schraufnagel. Engelsher calls the guilty plea ‘partial vindication’ for them.

Any teacher asking students to partake of inappropriate acts, sexual or otherwise, must be found, fired and prosecuted. All parents need to teach their children to say something to a trusted adult when these kinds of things take place. No student should be subjected to it. And no teacher should get away with it. If you see something, say something.

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Sonja Bochow

I live in Newark, DE, am married, and the mother of four children; Liam, Brenna, Keira and Erin. I am also a full time Bible teacher and have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from West Chester University.

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