Mississippi teacher removed from classroom after explicit video accidentally shared

Published 8:52 am Friday, August 23, 2019

A Mississippi high school teacher was apparently removed from the district’s employment after reports surfaced that an explicit video was shared from the teacher’s phone, “inadvertently and unknowingly.”

The DeSoto Times-Tribune newspaper reported that the DeSoto County School District said in a single-sentence statement Thursday, “The person is no longer an employee of the school district.”

WREG-TV in Memphis reported that students at Horn Lake High School said the video and discussions about it had circulated in the school district for the last week.

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The TV station reported the video was sexually explicit and several minutes in length.

Horn Lake Police told area media that they took a report about the video, but that the matter was being investigated by the school district. Police said they would investigate if the school district believes a crime occurred.

The identity of the teacher has not been revealed because she’s not charged with a crime.