Walled Lake teacher fired for porn on web browser history

Walled Lake Western High School teacher fired after accidentally projecting web browser history with porn sites

Published On: Oct 25 2012 04:09:27 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 25 2012 04:15:07 PM EDT
WALLED LAKE, Mich. -

The Walled Lake Consolidated School District's superintendent says a Walled Lake Western High School teacher has been fired after students reported he projected his web browser history, which contained pornographic websites, in class.

The school district says the projection was accidental.

"We hold staff members to high standards of accountability. When allegations surface, we follow our policies and engage in providing appropriate due process prior to taking action for any individual in question. When situations like this arise, the District has an obligation to do a thorough investigation," Superintendent Kenneth Gutman wrote in a letter to parents and staff on Wednesday. "Immediately upon learning about this, Walled Lake Schools put the employee on administrative leave. The District takes these kinds of allegations seriously."

The teacher had been placed on leave since the incident was reported to the high school's principal this past week.

"Our children are our priority in Walled Lake Schools, and we appreciate your support," Gutman wrote.