Why Teachers Shouldn’t Set Up A Porn Business On School-Issued Macs

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A special education teacher from Lincoln High School in Stockton, California, is currently on paid leave after she set up a pornographic website business on a MacBook issued to her by the school. Heidi Kaeslin was suspended when school officials discovered her moneymaking scheme, and she is now under investigation.

However, Kaeslin wasn’t the only one running the site. She was accompanied by Richard Fields, a former officer with the Stockton Police Department, who was assigned to the school as a resource officer. Fields told The Stockton Report that Kaelin’s involvement was limited, and that he acquired sleazy domain names to develop them into websites.

The school district has reportedly hired a computer forensics specialist to inspect Kaeslin’s Apple laptop; their report is expected later this week. The district will issue a ruling by the end of this year, but it doesn’t look good for the duo.

Chet Quaide, a district attorney, said the school adopted an ethics code in 2003 which requires teachers to “adhere to the highest ethical standards” and “to attain and maintain the highest possible degree of ethical conduct.” He added: “The code says that for breaches to constitute ‘unprofessional conduct’, ” they must “involve jeopardy to student welfare; evidence malice, serious incompetency or bad judgment; or show a consistent pattern of misconduct.”

[via Gizmodo]