According to reports, six teachers in Ohio have been placed on administrative leave after a video surfaced of them discussing a picture of a female student sent by another faculty member. During the conversation, one of the teachers spoke about the teen’s appearance, stating, she was well “put together” while the other said, “I’m not above being a pervert, but I’m not going there.”
Despite the appalling remarks, local authorities have decided not to pursue criminal charges, stating the actions of the teachers involved doesn’t rise to the level of a criminal offense. Rocky Mountain District Superintendent Michael Shoaf expressed his “disgust” with the teachers’ actions in a statement released on Thursday.
“Regarding the video of our staff members’ discussion that is circulating in the community, I’m disgusted, I’m shocked, and as the father of a teenage daughter in this district, I’m angry,” Shoaf said in the statement. “What was stated by these staff members was not only inappropriate and unprofessional, it was offensive.”