Aiken district responds to allegations that 'pornographic' material was read to pupils

The Aiken County school district released a statement Wednesday responding to allegations that a Schofield Middle School teacher recently read “pornographic” material to pupils.

“At least one” employee is on administrative leave while the district investigates the incident, the statement says.

A pupil and his parent complained Friday that a teacher used books in class that had “curse words and terms that might not be age appropriate,” the district said. The district began the investigation, the statement says, and continued it Monday. During its review, the district was contacted by law enforcement, who said a parent had filed a complaint with police.

“Two of three books that had been selected and utilized by the teacher were determined to have materials (primarily swear words) and, in some instances, subject matter terminology that the school administration considers inappropriate for the middle school age,” the district’s statement says. “The District and law enforcement work on a cooperative basis, and Aiken Public Safety will determine if any of the events in question violate the law.”

Aiken County school district statement

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