A Bronx teacher was caught soliciting hookups and threesomes on Craigslist after she used her school email for seedy exchanges, an investigation found.
Mercedes ‘Mercy’ Liriano sent strangers lewd photographs as she sought out sex via the school system while teaching at MS 224 in Mott Haven, New York.
Liriano, 50, who was married at the time, sent at least eight racy emails between December 2016 and September 2017, according to a probe launched by the Special Commissioner of Investigation for city schools.
‘Voluptuous sexy AA female looking for dominant cpl — w4mw,’ she titled one of the messages.
Liriano previously drew attention to herself after orchestrating the removal of a white school principal in a race row over the teaching of black history to her students.
After an ensuing legal battle was launched by the principal, the discovery process unearthed the sleazy emails, leading Liriano to resign from her role as an English teacher.
Mercedes Liriano, pictured, was caught sending racy emails on Craigslist using her school email
The 50-year-old English Teacher previously made a name for herself after orchestrating the removal of a white principal at her school in a race row
The 50-year-old educator’s scandalous past saw her send racy pictures of herself, including bikini-clad holiday snaps, in open ended messages looking for a match.
The mom added in one of her seductive emails that she was seeking a threesome, unaware her school email could later track her conversations.
‘So what are you willing to do n not do?? I ask bc for us we both need to be pleased n would want to please you too. Have u done 3somes before??’ one of the messages read.
‘Hello my name is Mercedes aka Mercy. Here are some pictures of me. Hope to hear from you soon,’ she said in further email threads.
‘Indecent photographs were exchanged, and one of the emails contained pictures of a woman’s vagina and a woman’s buttocks,’ the investigation added.
The emails began at roughly the same time school principal Patricia Catania took over at the Bronx elementary.
Around two years later, Liriano became embroiled in a controversial race row with the education chief, claiming Catania had told her she wasn’t allowed to teach black history to her young students.
After being asked why her students were working on a project for Black History Month, Liriano alleges that she was told by the principal: ‘You’re an ELA teacher, you don’t teach social studies.’
According to a deposition that was filed following the spat, the principal said Liriano flew off the handle after being ordered to avoid the subject.
‘Ms. Liriano immediately went on a loud tirade throughout the hallway and main office of the school, screaming words to the effect that I could not tell her she could not teach Black History,’ Catania claimed in the deposition.
The former principal also contended that she never made the order, and merely told the teacher she had to have a lesson plan to go ahead with the class.
Liriana alleged that former school principal Patricia Catania, pictured, ordered her not to teach black history to her students
Liriana resigned from her role as an English teacher following an investigation into her racy emails
After being fired over the contentious allegation, Catania said she was the victim of a ‘smear’ campaign orchestrated by Liriano.
The duo launched dueling lawsuits against each other over the race row, leading to the discovery of Liriano’s raunchy hookup requests as their legal teams investigated the educators during the discovery process, according to the SCI report.
Her sordid exchanges led her to resign in September 2021, and the SCI recommended the Department of Education place a ‘problem code’ in her file that could stop her from landing a role as a teacher in the future.
Liriana’s lawyer has denied the allegations in the report, according to the New York Post.
Just five months after she lost her job in the Bronx school, her husband of 15-years died and was discovered in bed by Liriano’s twin daughters, according to a GoFundMe page she launched at the time.
The Department of Education did not immediately respond to a request for comment when contacted by DailyMail.com, and it is unclear what action was taken as a result of the SCI investigation.