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Coney Island school teacher accused of sexting relationship with Department of Education special investigator

By Mason White 10:46 AM February 5, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A Department of Education special investigator and a New York school teacher are in trouble after carrying on with a sexting relationship, the Department of Education said in a statement.

Now, the Department of Education special investigator has resigned and he has been banned from future employment with the department.

The department also said that the teacher should be fired.

Lawrence Scott, 40, had been sexting with Natalya Sokolson, 44, a teacher at PS 329 in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

The investigation was launched after Sokolson filed a complaint against Scott. Scott had been investigating Sokolson after receiving reports about her abuse of students.

Sokolson said she exchanged text messages almost daily, and the messages also included pictures and videos of herself showing intimate areas of her body. She said that she never engaged in a sexual relationship, but Scott met with her ‚Äč‚Äčalone in a room at the school, where he put his hand on her thigh and pushed against her from behind.

Sokolson recorded the meeting and provided the video to investigators.

Scott ended the relationship when his wife saw one of the messages sent by Sokolson.