Albany Student Shares X-Rated Images During Virtual Class
Students at a middle school in Albany were in the midst of an at-home virtual lesson, when an intruder popped into the classroom and hijacked the lesson. For a brief time - estimated to be between 10 and 15 seconds - students saw pornographic images that were shared by a fellow student. As a result, suspensions have been handed out and teachers and administrators are trying to figure out ways to ensure that these types of things won't happen again.
According to a report by the Times Union, the x-rated incident was no accident and the student at Myers Middle School in Albany has been suspended for a total of 5 days. The student, according to the report, is an 8th grader who was able to hack into a 7th grade lesson and share the adult content with the class for what was said to be about 15 seconds.
The incident took place sometime during the first week on virtual learning beginning on September 14th. According to the story from the TU, there were other less egregious incidents that also distracted kids from learning. Some of those included students popping into other classes to say "hi" as well as making obscene or inappropriate gestures during at-home learning.
As a result of the incidents, teachers are learning proper techniques to avoid such distractions and a school spokesperson says it remains a work in progress. "There are still many questions that remain unanswered about teaching and learning in the virtual environment," he told the Times Union.