Last Friday, a school teacher at Isabelle Jackson Elementary School in Elk Grove, Northern California gave her 24 students a DVD of class memories as they went off on summer vacation. The children were recorded sharing stories. By accident, a six second segment of her having sex on a couch was included. Although originally asked to return the recordings, a spokesperson for the school system has asked that parents now destroy them.
This is the height of bad judgment and incompetence. Who knows what damage she did or might still do. I feel sorry for her, but my concern is mostly for the kids.
This brings up the question about the type of people to whom we entrust our children. It sounds as if there shall be no reprimand against the teacher. But, is not the violation of innocence a type of abuse?
Okay, it was an accident, and if she is married then she is entitled to relations with her husband, but is it moral to video record such intimacy?
If not married, then she is both sexually permissive and into sexual voyeurism. Years ago, such an event would cost the teacher both her good reputation and her job.
I suspect the school board would have done better to insist upon the return of the DVDs and to personally orchestrate their destruction. Potential future scandal is real. What if a depraved parent puts the video online or seeks to profit from it? What about the possibility of blackmail? This teacher has made a nightmare scenario for herself.
Her name has been withheld, but what about the good name of the other forty-five to fifty women who work at her school. Parents will talk and so all the immediate parents and their families will know about it. Everyone else will look at the school roster and wonder, which woman is it?
How can these kids ever look at their teacher again in the same way?
THINGS HAVE SURE CHANGED FROM THE DAYS OF LEAVE IT TO BEAVER! IF THIS GAL WAS HIS TEACHER, AND HE SAW THE VIDEO, I THINK HE WOULD HAVE DONE BEST TO CLIMB A TREE AND STAY THERE!