Joan Barnett, a parent coordinator at the Manhattan High School of Hospitality Management, pretended that her daughter died over spring break in 2010, the NY Daily News reports (h/t The Jane Dough). Barnett, it seems, was so determined to spend two and a half weeks in the popular Central American tourist destination that she had one of her daughters call the school and lie about her sister having a heart attack, even providing a fake certificate of death as backup.
So not only does she fake her death, she has her other daughter help her. Pathetic!
Something tells me she met a hunk and wanted to return asap hahahahaGiven the amount of vacation allotted for teachers, it may be surprising that Barnett took the risk. Compared to a national average of just 14 days of vacation time a year, one of the perks of working in education is more time off from holidays, including summer break.