A Bronx high school teacher was released without bail after she pleaded not guilty to performing oral sex on a student.
The 29-year-old teacher’s social media pictures show off a young woman who loves drinking and partying. One picture shows Dori Myers wearing a tank top that reads “Whisky makes me frisky”. The teacher was released without bail after she pleaded not guilty to a single count of a criminal sexual act and another single count for endangering the welfare of a child.
Myers was a teacher the New School for Leadership and the Arts in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx. She is accused of abusing the 14-year-old student on November 1, 2017. She has been ordered to stay away from the victim for the next 30 days.
Dori was arrested on Friday at the location of the alleged attack in Washington Heights. Authorities were tipped off about the alleged abuse after the student told a classmate who then went and told the school’s principle. Myers lives in Rockland County with her husband who works in law enforcement. She has been teaching at the school since 2014.
It’s reported that Myers has no previous history of issues at the school prior to her arrest.
“My understanding is she’s a really outstanding teacher,” said Myers defence attorney Andrew Stoll.
Stoll added that Myers started the school’s track team and would often work extra hours.
“It sounds like no good deed goes unpunished. You reach out to make yourself available to kids, and the next thing you know, a single accusation can destroy your career.”
A neighbor of Myers said they were shocked by the allegations.
“She’s a sweet girl — that does surprise me,” said the man. “She’s a very nice, great girl. Quiet.”
Department of Education spokesman Doug Cohen called the allegations “deeply troubling” and said Myers was “reassigned away from students.”
Myers has since shut down her social media accounts on Saturday. They included a photo of her holding a bottle of champagne in one hand and a glass while wearing a tank top that reads, “Champagne all day.”
Check out Dori Myers below.