• Fri, Jun 15 2012

File Under Disturbing: Students Caught Masturbating In Class While Watching Porn

porn in classroomIt’s not exactly shocking that a group of 7th-grade boys would be interested in pornography. And it’s certainly not surprising that they’ve discovered masturbation. That said, what on earth were nine boys thinking when they decided to watch porn on their cell phones – and masturbate – in the middle of class?! The even bigger question is: What the hell was their teaching doing sitting at his desk, letting it all happen?

First, the details: The alleged incident happened at Bell Middle School in Paradise Hills, San Diego. The nine students, all in seventh grade, were part of a 22-person, all-boys English class (they’ve since been suspended, while the teacher remains). According to written statements by the students, several of them raised their hands to report the behavior, but nothing was done. In fact, the teacher said he’d send the students to the office if he caught them, but then continued reading at his desk (Teacher of the Year!). One student claimed that everything was in plain view – had the teacher bothered to glance in the direction of the activity.

“They weren’t even trying to hide it at all,” said one student. “It really made me and the other students mad that he wouldn’t do anything about the things happening in the class and it was affecting our education and it was nasty, also.” (Yeah, I’d say.)

Of course, this is just one side of the story. District officials are investigating and, for now, they’re not revealing very many details. “We cannot tell you the reasons for the suspensions, or whether further action is being taken with respect to any particular suspension. With respect to [teacher] Mr. Ed Johnson, all we can tell you is that he is employed by the District and remains assigned to Bell Middle School. His schedule has not changed,” said deputy general counsel for the district Andra Donovan.

Meanwhile, one of the school’s teachers, Hale Maher, said the issue is dividing faculty members. “Our job is to protect children… Many of us are outraged yet we keep silent,” he said.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens to the teacher and how something like this could be allowed (or at least ignored) in the classroom. Though, with cell phones being such a major issue at most schools, I guess anything is possible. And this particular story is certainly a sign of the times.

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  • Katie

    “The even bigger question is: What the hell was their teaching doing sitting at his desk, letting it all happen?”

    Its hard to pick. I work in a public library and we have some issues with a few chronic masturbators who use our public PCs to watch porn. Unless you are actually stairing at their crotches, you cannot tell, some people can hide it very well. If all the kids were on computers, with the backs of the screens to the teacher, then he was probably none the wiser.

    We only find out who has been jacking off in the library due to the poor person sitting next to the public masturbator approaching us and complaining.

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  • Big Al

    No big deal !! I was in an all boys class in the late 50′s you could guarantee just about every class there would be three or four guys at it and sometimes getting a hand from the kid next to him. No cell phones in those days. If we were doing it back then I bet the folk before and after have been doing it. The teachers male or female did not know it was happening.

    • MacHud

      freaking sick muthas were in your school then, and you were probably one of them. I grew up in the 70′s and nothing like this ever happened at my school.

  • Nick

    SEVEN does seem like a lot to each be watching porn on cells.

    Clearly it wasn’t an economics class, or they’d realize they should totally go in on an iPad together and share that, not waste individual phone data on it.

    I suppose they could have wildly disparate taste in erotic cinema, though. Not able to agree. I mean, by 7th grade you’ve been around.

    I can only imagine the arguments erupting in the playgrounds: Jenna Jameson’s Classics vs. The Suicide Girls, Joe Gage vs. Christopher Rage, Whether Sesame Street contributed to their Furry Fetishes, the difficulty of finding a hooker who’s willing to asphyxiate a 13 year old to dry orgasm, lack of pure amyl in the current, local, sex dungeon scene…ah…youth.

    Seriously though, I’m guessing it was more about fucking with the kids that ultimately ratted them out than anything else. At that age being comfortable with your d!ck and sex is VERY intimidating to boys who aren’t. I believe this was a form of…c0ck bullying.

    • Nick

      Well, never mind. I just read the “gay test” article.

  • Zorann

    One thing that comes to my mind: the teacher is gay and the masturbating students know it.