Primary school miss flashes porn vid at kiddies
'Educational programme' outrage
A primary school teacher has had her knuckles rapped after accidentally exposing her 10-year-old pupils to a pornographic video.
According to the Sun, the unnamed schoolmarm took her own VCR into St Helen's Church of England School in Abbotsham, Devon, intending to show the young 'uns an "educational programme".
The tape she'd left in the machine proved educational indeed*, and although she "hurriedly turned it off", four wide-eyed kiddies were exposed to "inappropriate material".
The teacher has now been "disciplined", but that's not good enough for apoplectic parents who say they weren't immediately informed of the outrage two weeks ago.
One mother fulminated: "We are absolutely shocked and disgusted to hear about this. We are swaying from anger to outrage and embarrassment. We feel parents should have been told a lot sooner. Now it feels as though the school were trying to keep it quiet."
Devon County Council defended itself by saying that mums and dads "have been kept fully informed of the school's actions agreed by the headteacher and the chair of governors".
In case you're wondering what porn-punting primary school teachers look like, the Sun has an impressive pic right here. ®
* The "stunned class ... stared open-mouthed at the screen as they watched porn stars engage in an explicit act", the Mail elaborates.
I didn't think anyone still used VCRs.
Was it intentional ?
By the looks of it not. It was quickly switched off, the teacher apologised for the mistake - end of story.
Have any of the kids never walked into their parents' bedroom late at night without knocking ?
I am getting increasingly annoyed at those who hold others to much higher standards than they can achieve themselves, then when something goes wrong - loudly castigate them. We all make mistakes. The correct response is to apoligise and take action to avoid a repetition. Life is too short.
People are still using videos? One has to wonder if they were using a big old Ferguson TV with folding doors as well.
As far as the content goes, I think the kids were probably less affected than the tabloids' mock outrage makes out. Either they didn't understand what was happening or they did and didn't understand what all the fuss was about. Any 10 year who got offended needs a stern talking to. It's just as well the Sun doesn't feature pictures of topless women where anyone could find them. Oh.