US: Students suspended after porn found on teacher’s computer

Students saw a shocking sight, a pornographic picture, in a JC Harmon High School classroom and the students ended up getting in big trouble.

The pornography was reportedly on the teacher’s laptop at JC Harmon, located off of Steele Road in Kansas City, KS. When he turned on the projector there it was, but that picture put in motion a chain of events that led to the suspension of at least two students and made their parents furious.

“When she came home from school she was crying her eyes out, unable to speak about what had happened,” Laura Lester said. “It was very upsetting that this is happening when our kids are in school, when they are supposed to be learning.”

“I believe my son got in trouble because the school was trying to hide something,” Karen Winkel said. […]
When the parents couldn’t get answers at school they consulted an attorney, but under Kansas law they have no real recourse on reversing the suspension. They agreed to waive their children’s privacy rights with the school, but still officials say they can’t talk to KCTV5. School officials did say they would be willing to sit down with the parents again.

The teacher whose computer the porn was on has been employed with Kansas City, KS Public Schools since 2002. The district said it’s their policy to place an employee on paid leave pending the outcome of an investigation.

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