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Girl Snaps Photo of Porno Image Being Shown in Class, Gets Suspended

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Two Kansas high school students were suspended after their teacher projected a pornographic picture in their class and a female student snapped a picture of it with her cell phone.

Officials at JC Harmon High School in Kansas City said there is policy against students using cell phones in class. Parents want to know why the teacher was showing their kids pornography.

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

Lester says her freshman daughter’s biology teacher hooked up his laptop to project to the class and when he did a pornographic picture popped up. She says her daughter was uncomfortable and snapped a picture of the image to prove the incident to authorities. 

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The image "shows the laptop and projector, and in the background, there's an image of a naked woman in a compromising position from behind," KCTV reported. After she took it, she wasn't sure what to do.

The girl asked her boyfriend about it and he sent the image to a friend asking him what to do. That boy allegedly posted it to Facebook. Then two students were then suspended from school for two days.

"For inappropriate use of electronics. I have no idea (what that's supposed to mean). I tried to run it through my mind and understand. She was on her own cell phone," Lester said.

"I believe my son got in trouble because the school was trying to hide something,” Karen Winkel told the news channel.

The parents say their kids are honor roll students who don't want a suspension on their permanent record.

"It was very upsetting that this is happening when our kids are in school, when they are supposed to be learning," Lester said.

Kansas City Public Schools spokesman David Smith told USA Today that the teacher in question has worked in the district since 2002.

Smith said he could not comment on whether the teacher was disciplined, but said the school "works very hard to maintain strong relationships with parents and continues to be willing to sit down with the parents in this case and work through any issues."

Sources: KCTV, USA Today