Saturday, September 13, 2008

This Is A Good Reason For A Teacher To Resign

I'll have to agree that it's somewhat inappropriate to show torture porn in class.

A Phoenix high school teacher resigned after being accused of playing pornographic videos during class earlier this week.

The Scottsdale Unified School District said the photography teacher, who has been and employee at Arcadia High School for about the last five years, submitted his resignation letter Wednesday...

Teenagers in the classroom said they saw six video clips of what one student described as, "torture porn, of like girls being tied up"...

She said the teacher had connected his personal computer to a projector screen for a photography lesson...

"He forgot the projector screen was turned on and he started watching porn and we were all just like sitting there shocked that he was watching this in front of the class," the student said. "He was just all into it, I don’t even think he was paying attention to us, he was just all in his computer."

Police have begun an investigation.

Hat tip to NewsAlert.

6 comments:

Scott McCall said...

"good resign to resign?"

do you mean "good REASON to resign?"

Darren said...

I did, indeed. Thanks for the correction.

Mr. W said...

wow...seriously some teachers are just oblivious. What is he thinking by bringing porn to school? And then watching it while the class is sitting a few feet away...that's pretty gross when I type it out.

Anonymous said...

What if you can tie the torture porn to the curriculum, though? I bet you could find a link somehow . . .

Dan

Darren said...

I won't spend too much time trying :-)

Anonymous said...

How about the first thirty minutes of your next inservice? I bet it would be more useful.

Dan