Shawn Cier, then 34, a teacher whose photo appeared on June 20, 2009, on the cover of the Trentonian newspaper because according to police, he played p-video for his pupils, is surprisingly still working as a teacher in another school.
According to police documents and interviews with former school officials, over the past decade, Cier has taught art in four districts and a charter school, despite leaving three jobs where he was accused of misconduct, getting arrested and cultivating a social media presence replete with lewd comments and compliments about former students’ physical appearance.
NJ reported that in the final weeks of the 2006-07 school year, the mother of a high school senior said she complained to school officials. Cier was texting her daughter at all hours of the day, from 6:45 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., she told NJ Advance Media. The district investigated Cier, who had not yet earned tenure, and told him his contract would not be renewed.
The superintendent and the board definitely felt they needed to terminate Cier’s contract but before they could do that, Cier put in his resignation and when the next school year began. he got a job in Roselle Public Schools.
Surprisingly, today, he teaches high school students at Marion P. Thomas Charter School in Newark. Bolandi, the superintendent in Hightstown where Cier played the infamous video for the kids, said “I’m surprised he’s still teaching.”