School board takes teacher porn case to high court

  • Associated Press
  • October 28, 2013 - 6:05 AM

MIDDLETON, Wis. — The Middleton-Cross Plains School Board is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take its case against a teacher accused of viewing pornography at work.

The school district wants the high court to overturn an arbitrator's decision to give the give the middle school science teacher his job back and reduce the suspensions given two other teachers.

The three were part of a grievance the teachers union filed on behalf of seven school district employees accused of viewing or sharing pornography or sexually inappropriate images, jokes or videos.

The State Journal ( ) says Glacier Creek Middle School teacher Andrew Harris was fired while the rest received suspensions or reprimands. The district maintains the content viewed by Harris was more inappropriate than the material seen by others.

The case has cost the district about $600,000 in legal fees so far.

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