SANTEE, Calif. (KGTV) — A Carlton Hills School teacher who was placed on administrative leave last month for accidentally showing “inappropriate” videos to elementary school students has been fired.
According to the Santee School District, the decision to fire the teacher came after an internal investigation was completed.
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“The welfare and education of our students is of the highest priority. The district administration has moved quickly to fulfill the role of the teacher during his leave to minimize disruption to learning, and a Recruitment for a permanent replacement for the affected classes is underway,” the school said. the district said in a statement released Tuesday morning.
On Thursday, October 27, it was reported to the administration that in an attempt to show a science-related video in class, the teacher accidentally displayed two videos for a short period of time.
District officials said that although age appropriate, the videos were not pornographic and did not show nudity; however, they contained content that was not appropriate for students.
Following the incident, the teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation until it is closed. Due to human resources policies and the teacher’s confidentiality, his name has not been made public.