Teacher resigns after her class glimpses porn tape
By Shane Anthony
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
An Orchard Farm High School science teacher resigned a day after one of her classes was inadvertently shown about 15 seconds of a pornographic tape.
A letter to parents of children who were in the class said the incident occurred April 11. A substitute teacher, after reading a lesson plan, put in what was supposed to be an instructional video tape on volcanoes.
“When the videotape began to play, pornographic video images appeared on the screen,” the letter said. “The substitute teacher promptly shielded the screen away from the students and immediately stopped the tape.
“Although students were exposed to inappropriate material for approximately 15 seconds, this event demonstrated a profound error in judgment on the part of the regular classroom teacher.”
The letter to parents was signed by High School Principal Timothy McInnis.
Superintendent Dan Dozier said the school board, in an emergency closed session, accepted a teacher’s resignation Thursday night. He would not comment on whether or not the incidents were related.
Another teacher has been reassigned to cover classes for the teacher who resigned, Dozier said.
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