A California teacher is in hot water after giving students an inappropriate extra credit assignment. An Encinal High School teacher allegedly offered students in his class extra credit if they would scour through their parents’ drawers in search of risque items such as sex toys and condoms. The students were then told to snap a selfie with the item and bring it to class for the extra credit points.
The LA Times reports that parents of students that attend Encinal High School are outraged after learning that students were sent home with an inappropriate extra credit assignment. The assignment details were reported to school officials who made an official report to the Alameda Unified School District. The district then launched an investigation into the matter by interviewing students, parents, and looking through the teacher’s grade book. The school is not saying which class, teacher, or students were involved in the project, but say that they are taking the matter very seriously.
According to parents, the assignment was given to students as extra credit. The teacher said that the students should find sex toys or condoms that belonged to their parents and snap a selfie with the item. According to CNN, two mothers of students who attend the school, Kimberly Cobene and Evangeline Garcia, heard about the sex toy selfie extra credit last month from a counselor at an afterschool program their sophomore daughters attend. The mothers say they were outraged by what they heard and that it was even more startling that they were told a student had actually turned in the assignment which was shown to the class.
“From what I understand, a student actually did it and he used that as an example of what it should look like for the other students.”
The mothers are calling for swift action by the school district and say they want answers. In addition to answers, the mothers say they don’t want their daughters in the presence of this teacher and are demanding that he be fired from his teaching position.
“We don’t feel comfortable with our children in his presence. All they could tell us is that, ‘Oh, this is an HR issue. It’s being investigated.’ They are not at liberty to tell me anything other than that. It’s kinda been the runaround.”
If the allegations against the teacher are true, even if the assignment was presented as a joke, should the man be fired?
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