Teacher in Hot Oil Over Student Body Massages

Woman solicited massages from students for treats

Massage therapy has yet to crack the curriculum in the Broward County School System, but one elementary school teacher appeared to be preparing for the future.

Cheryl Grampa, a teacher at Cooper City Elementary School, allegedly had a unique reward system for her students.

Give her a massage. Get a treat.

It's unclear how long the 12-year veteran has employed the massage learning technique, but the Broward School Board suspended Grampa on Tuesday, reports the Sun-Sentinel.

Grampa, 45, will miss five days of school without pay for her actions, which stems from a massage request during the 2009-2010 school year.

Grampa "engaged in inappropriate conduct and contact with a minor student ranging from soliciting and allowing students to massage her, in exchange for rewards, allowing students to touch her in an inappropriate manner and failing to take reasonable and corrective action with respect to improper touching," according to a formal complaint by the School Board.

The woman has not been charged with a crime, but whatever she did rubbed officials the wrong way.

Grampa will also have to take classroom management training before she is back in front of the chalkboard.

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