Real-Life Gossip Girl School Shaken by Teacher-Student Affair

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A teacher at the Upper East Side's Nightingale-Bamford School for girls, the inspiration for alumna Cecily von Ziegesar's Gossip Girl, was removed from class and suspended after being accused of carrying on an inappropriate relationship with a student who is now "18 or 19," the Post reports. Jonathan Fuller, a 55-year-old science and psychology teacher, was reportedly so popular with kids that they created fan pages for him on MySpace and Facebook, all of which, especially the age difference, makes this potentially way more problematic than Lonely Boy and Rachel Carr in the costume closet.