A Bronx teacher was caught soliciting meets and threesomes on Craigslist after she used her school email for sleazy exchanges, an investigation has found.
Mercedes ‘Mercy’ Liriano sent strangers lewd photos seeking sex through 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 risqué emails between December 2016 and September 2017, according to an investigation launched by the City’s Special Commissioner of Investigation for Schools.
“Voluptuous and sexy AA female looking for dominant cpl — w4mw,” he captioned one of the posts.
Previously, Liriano drew attention to herself after orchestrating the removal of a white school principal in a racial dispute over teaching black history to his students.
After the principal launched a legal battle, the discovery process uncovered the shoddy emails, prompting 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 made a name for herself after orchestrating the ouster of a white principal at her school in a career.
The 50-year-old educator’s scandalous past saw her send racy photos of herself, including vacation photos in a bikini, in open messages looking for a partner.
The mother-of-two added in one of her seductive emails that she was looking for a threesome, unaware that her school email could track their conversations later.
‘So what are you willing to do and not do? I ask because we both need to be pleased and we want to please you too. Have you done threesomes before? one of the messages read.
‘Hello, my name is Mercedes, also known as Mercy. Here are some photos of me. I look forward to hearing from you soon,” she said in more email threads.
“Indecent photographs were exchanged and one of the emails contained images of a woman’s vagina and buttocks,” the investigation added.
The emails began around the same time that the school’s principal, Patricia Catania, took over at the Bronx elementary school.
Around two years later, Liriano found herself embroiled in a controversial race dispute with the head of education, claiming that Catania had told her that she could not teach African-American history to her young students.
After being asked why her students were working on a project for Black History Month, Liriano alleges the principal told her, “You’re an ELA teacher, you don’t teach social studies.”
According to a statement filed after the dispute, the director said Liriano went berserk after being ordered to avoid the subject.
‘EM. Liriano immediately went on a loud tirade down the hallway and into the school’s main office, yelling words to the effect that he couldn’t tell her that he couldn’t teach African American History,” Catania claimed in the statement.
The former principal also claimed that she never made the order and simply told the teacher that she had to have a lesson plan to go through 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 after an investigation into her risqué emails
After being fired for the controversial accusation, Catania said she was the victim of a “smear” campaign orchestrated by Liriano.
The duo initiated dueling lawsuits against each other over career row, leading to the discovery of Liriano’s obscene hookup requests as their legal teams investigated educators during the discovery process, according to the SCI report.
Their sordid exchanges led to her resignation in September 2021, with SCI recommending the Department of Education place a “trouble code” in her file that could prevent her from getting a teaching position in the future.
Liriana’s lawyer has denied the allegations in the report, according to the New York Post.
Just five months after losing his Bronx school job, 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 Education Department 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 SCI’s investigation.