PTA Official, Boy Caught Half-Naked in Car

Police have charged PTA mom after she was caught half-naked with a 13-year-old.

Dec. 16, 2008— -- A Long Island PTA official has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after police say she was caught half-naked in a car with a 13-year-old boy.

Joan Tuckruskye, 44, of Baldwin, N.Y., was found with the boy in the parking lot of Meadow Elementary School. When an officer approached the Nissan Pathfinder, neither was wearing pants, according to police.

"They were in the back seat," Nassau County Police Officer Michael Aronsen told

The boy's parents were called.

Endangering the welfare of a child is a misdemeanor. Aronsen said further charges were possible, but police only have enough information at this point for the one charge.

"If there was any kind of sex going on, there would be another charge," he said, adding that the investigation was ongoing.

Tuckruskye, he said, has not previously faced similar charges.

Police said the woman told investigators that she and the boy were kissing. The boy, police said, initially said he was 18 years old.

Tuckruskye, a mother of three, is in charge of fundraising for the Baldwin Middle School PTA. The PTA's recording secretary told Newsday that Tuckruskye appeared to be "very conscientious with school activities."

She has been released without bail. A message left at Tuckruskye's home was not immediately returned today.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.