A Mira Mesa High School math teacher is in trouble for allegedly browsing lingerie websites that inadvertently were projected onto a classroom screen.
The teacher, apparently viewing the sites while students were taking a test, has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, the San Diego Unified School District confirmed Wednesday.
The district had no further comment on the status of the teacher because it’s a personnel issue, said SDUSD spokeswoman Linda Zintz.
News outlets led by 10News identified the teacher as Paul Swanson, also the school’s track coach.
Even the New York Daily News covered the incident.
“Parent Catherine Castillo, whose son is a sophomore at the school, pointed out to KGTV that the teacher never lifted his eyes from his computer,” said the New York tabloid.
The incident occurred last week but came to light Tuesday when Principal Jeff Sabins sent a letter home to parents.
Cell phone video recorded by students show the teacher sitting at his desk, flipping through Internet pages with lingerie images on a computer while the students took a test.
He was apparently unaware that the images from his computer were being displayed on a large classroom screen behind him, visible to all of the students.
— City News Service contributed to this report.