NYC Teacher Fined $300 for Showing Video of Islamic State Beheading: Report

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A New York City middle school teacher has been fined $300 for showing students a video of an Islamic State beheading.

The New York Post reports that Alexiss Nazario showed the video to students at the South Bronx Academy for Applied Media during the 2014-2015 school year.

Students told investigators the video blacked out the actual beheading. But they said it showed the victim's severed head afterward.

City Department of Education officials tried to fire Nazario, but an arbitrator ruled in favor of the lighter penalty of a $300 fine.

"This teacher demonstrated a complete lack of judgment, and this incident betrayed our schools' promise to provide a safe and supportive environment," read a DOE statement about the incident.

Officials tell the Post that Nazario now works as a roving substitute teacher.

There was no answer Saturday at a phone number listed for Nazario.

She told the newspaper she accidentally played the wrong video.

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