Cops Probe Reports of Oral Sex in 2nd-Grade Class

Teacher placed on leave as reports shock community
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2011 4:53 AM CST
The exterior of Markham Elementary School in Oakland, Calif., where there have been reports that students engaged in oral sex and stripped off some of their clothes during class.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(Newser) – Police are investigating reports that children undressed and engaged in oral sex in a second grade classroom in Oakland, Calif., ABC News reports. The school district calls the allegations "unthinkable," but is investigating "aggressively," and admits that evidence "suggests that the reports have merit." A girl who reported the incident said she thought there was no teacher in the class at the time, but school officials think a teacher might have been present. The teacher has been put on leave, pending the results of the investigation.

Parents were stunned. "If I had known this morning, I would not have brought him to school," said one parent. "I don't understand it, but it's on the parents," said another man who has a nephew in the class being investigated. "They learn that at home, they don't teach that at school."

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