Aberdeen Middle School Teacher Placed On Administrative Leave After Inappropriate Video Circulates Among Students
ABERDEEN - Harford County Officials have confirmed that an Art teacher at Aberdeen Middle School was placed on administrative leave after an inappropriate video circulated among students.
Aberdeen Middle School parents received the following message on Monday night:
We have been made aware of an inappropriate video that has circulated among our students via social media, specifically SnapChat. A thorough investigation has been initiated by school administrators and is ongoing with our SRO, and the Aberdeen Police Department. We have been in touch with the families for whom we have confirmed direct involvement. If your student reports receiving the video, please remind them of the seriousness and resulting consequences of sharing inappropriate material on social media and about the appropriate use of social media. We continue to encourage students, staff, and families that if you see something, you say something. Encourage your students to speak with you, an adult at school, and the SRO if they see or hear something so that immediate action can be taken.
According to police, officers responded to Aberdeen Middle School on Monday after receiving a report from school officials regarding a sexually explicit video shared by a teacher to a student.
The Aberdeen Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division seized evidence at the school and are working to investigate the circumstances surrounding the distribution of the video.
According to school officials, the teacher was placed on administrative leave with pay on Monday. Charges have not yet been filed.