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Teacher Reprimanded For Sexually Charged Algebra Lesson

| by Denise Recalde

The father of a pair of young teens in Ohio complained about a sexually charged math problem taught in his children's junior high school algebra class.

The two 14-year-olds, students of Middleburg Heights Junior High School, took a picture of the algebra lesson presented to them early in December.

It reads: "Tony can send 5 texts and 3 nudes in 19 minutes. He could also send 3 texts and 1 nude in 9 minutes. How long would it take him to send one text and one nude?"

School Superintendent Michael Sheppard said: "We addressed the teacher and kind of clarified exactly what happened, and in this case provided what we thought was the appropriate consequence, which was clarification that that was inappropriate."

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Sheppard stated the math teacher of the class, Daniel Rapp, was handed a written reprimand, WJW reports.

"He's a good teacher, and just in this case used the inappropriate word," said Sheppard.

The school district carried out a full investigation into the matter, the superintendent said. But the father believes the reprimand was too lenient a disciplinary measure, given the nature of the lesson.

"You have to look to see if it is out of character or not, and in this case, it was something that happened that was just obviously not acceptable from the school district's perspective and that's why we took it, looked at it very seriously and provided the appropriate consequence," said the superintendent.

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Rapp had been similarly reprimanded before, stated Sheppard of the teacher's record. 

Sheppard said he considers this to be the end of the matter and Rapp will continue to teach.

Source: WJW / Photo credit: Giovannacco/Pixabay 

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