on July 30, 2014 - 10:53 AM
Sentencing for former Williamvsille teacher Donna Sleap was adjourned until Aug. 13.
The 49-year-old teacher previously pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child after she was caught on surveillance video kissing a 13-year-old Casey Middle School student on the mouth in a school storage room in December. She had been scheduled to be sentenced in the case this morning.
The surveillance camera was installed in the supply room because the school district suspected she was “inappropriately amorous,” Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita III previously said.
In addition to Sleap’s guilty plea to the misdemeanor, Williamsville Central School District reported she had resigned.
Sleap pleaded guilty as charged and no plea deal was offered.
Sleap relinquished her state teaching certificate and resigned from her position as art teacher as part of her guilty plea, Sedita said.
Sleap was placed on administrative leave in December and arrested in January.
School administrators have said they began an internal investigation in the fall and notified the Amherst Police Department and the state Department of Education after school staff members told them about concerns over Sleap’s behavior.