Teacher Resigns After Porn Found in Classroom

Teacher Resigns After Porn Found in Classroom

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AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) -- A teacher at American Fork Junior High School has resigned after pornographic videotapes were found in his classroom.

The tapes were found in three duffel bags hidden above the ceiling tiles in the classroom. There was no indication that any students had seen the tapes, which were discovered by maintenance workers on Tuesday. Class had let out for the year last Friday.

Alpine School Superintendent Vern Henshaw said he was not releasing the teacher's name. The teacher was suspended after the tapes were found, and he has since resigned.

The matter was referred to police, but Lt. Darren Falslev said there was nothing illegal about the 30 videos. Falslev did say he thought it was inappropriate to store the tapes at a school. No criminal charges will be filed, however.

Falslev said the teacher cooperated with the investigation and apparently just didn't want to keep the tapes at home.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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