Daily News reports:
A former city schoolteacher fired in 2012 after she was impregnated by an 18-year-old student was found dead in her Harlem apartment Monday along with her 4-year-old son, authorities said.
Cops found Felicia Barahona, 36, lying on the living room floor of her apartment on W.153rd St. near Riverside Drive with an electrical cord wrapped around her neck at 8:15 a.m., police sources said.
Her son Miguel, believed to be the child she had with the student, was found drowned in the bathtub, sources said.
“The death of the baby is very, very, very sad,” said the victim’s friend Bierca Rodriguez, 44. She recalled that little Miguel was “very intelligent.”
The building’s super called 911 after a resident reported a foul odor coming from the apartment, police said.
The super last saw her alive this past Wednesday.
Cops have yet to determine if it was a murder-suicide or whether Barahona and her son were the victims of foul play.
The city medical examiner will conduct autopsies to determine the cause of their deaths.
Barahona, an Afghanistan war vet, was a science teacher at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx when she had a four-month affair with a student that began on his 18th birthday in the fall of 2011, according to the city’s Special Commissioner of Investigation, which released a report on the relationship in 2013.
The couple had sexual liaisons about five times a week. When the student asked if he could use condoms, she told him she “didn’t like” them and “not to worry,” the report said.
When Barahona found out she was pregnant, her young lover — who was not identified — went with her to doctors’ appointments, the report said.
The report at the time also said that she was so in love with him, Barahona even bought wedding rings for both of them in the hope that they would marry.
They broke up after an argument in early 2012.
Barahona gave birth to a baby boy in August 2012 and was fired, officials said.
On her Facebook page, she said she was studying forensic science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is divorced.
She posted a range of cute photos of little Miguel — including one of him holding a stuffed animal.
In an online résumé she posted after her firing, Barahona included her 12 years of teaching experience, but did not refer to why she was fired.
In a statement Monday, the Administration for Children’s Services said, “We are deeply committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our city’s children. We understand the NYPD is currently investigating this matter.”