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Substitute Teacher Fired for Allegedly Watching Porn at San Jose Middle School

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    A substitute teacher has been fired amid allegations he was watching porn in a classroom at John Muir Middle School in San Jose. Damian Trujillo reports. (Published Friday, Feb. 5, 2016)

    A substitute teacher has been fired amid allegations he was watching porn in a classroom at John Muir Middle School in San Jose.

    It is unclear if any crime was committed, but San Jose Unified School District said it has zero tolerance for such activity.

    "Absolutely we do not tolerate that type of behavior," Principal Jeanette Harding said.

    Students told administrators on campus that they caught their substitute teacher watching porn in class this week. The district plans to petition the Santa Clara County Office of Education to bar that substitute from stepping into a classroom again. School officials also called police.

    "Safety is our number one concern," Harding said. "Our expectations are 'SOAR.' And that stands for Safety, Organizations, Achievement and Respect."

    Harding thanks the children who spoke out.

    "We are very proud of our students who came forward and divulged this information," Harding said. "Like I said, safety is the number one concern and we respect them for what they did, and we appreciate that."

    The district called parents on Friday to let them know of the alleged incident.

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