Oakland 2nd Graders Reportedly Engage in Sex Acts, Teacher Suspended

KCBS-TV (Los Angeles), January 21, 2011

A teacher at Oakland’s Markham Elementary School has been suspended indefinitely after school officials said a pair of second-graders performed sex acts on each other in class–with the teacher present.

{snip}; both incidents occurred last week in the same classroom but he said they didn’t come to the attention of school officials until Wednesday.

In one case, several students apparently took off their clothes and were naked in the classroom. In the second incident, a boy and girl reportedly engaged in oral sex in front of their classmates.

Flint [Troy Flint, the spokesman for the Oakland Unified School District] indicated that the suspended teacher, whose name was not released by the school district, was present for both of the incidents.

{snip}

In a letter sent to parents of Markham students on Thursday, Booker offered an apology by telling them that the incidents “represent an unacceptable lack of supervision. I understand there is great anger over this news.”

 Students by Ethnicity 

 This School 

 California School Average 

% American Indian

n/a

1%

% Asian

2%

11%

% Hispanic

58%

47%

% Black

39%

7%

% White

1%

33%

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