A Bay Area teacher is in hot water for a risqué homework assignment: Reportedly asking students to take selfies with their parents' sex toys.
The teacher’s extra-credit assignment requested that Encinal High School students scour through their parent’s dresser drawers in search of condoms, sex toys or anything provocative and snap a selfie of themselves, according to KPIX-TV.
It is unclear whether any students actually turned in the assignment or what the teacher may have done with the assignments. It's also unknown which class this was an assignment for and why.
When high school officials heard about the teacher’s homework assignment, they contacted the administrators with the Alameda Unified School District, who launched an investigation into the allegations, district spokeswoman Susan Davis said.
The teacher’s grade books were examined, and parents and students were interviewed, she said.
Because of the allegations, the teacher was placed on leave.
“We take reports like this seriously,” Davis said. “We know that it’s hard for the public, and especially for parents, to hear that we can’t talk about the details of the investigation in public. But that information has to be kept confidential, both to protect the rights of all involved and to preserve the integrity of the investigation.”
Despite the ongoing investigation, parents are demanding the teacher be fired.
District officials expect to wrap up their investigation next week, but by then, school will be over for the year.
“We know that people have a lot of questions,” Davis said. “We have questions, too, and are doing our best to get to the truth in this matter.”
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