Investigators have closed the case into the allegations of criminal activity stemming from a Schofield Middle School teacher reading books that one pupil and parent deemed “pornographic.”
According to a statement released Wednesday morning by the Aiken Department of Public Safety, investigators have concluded no criminal misconduct took place.
The teacher will not face any charges, Lt. David Turno said in a statement.
The Aiken County school district released a statement Wednesday afternoon saying the administration “is close to completing its investigation of this matter and should make a determination of any actions that need to be taken.”
Several news media outlets have reported that the book the teacher read in class was Ender’s Game, a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card. The author’s Web site, www.hatrack.com, says this book and others in the series, Ender’s Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, “are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools.”