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LBP: Millikan High teacher under investigation for allegedly browsing for porn during a Zoom Class

Updated: Jan 31


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Thomas Lind, a Millikan High School teacher, has been placed on administrative leave after students claim Lind was browsing for porn during a Zoom class, the Long Beach Post reports.


Details:

During class via Zoom, the teacher was sharing his screen when students noticed graphic footage on Lind's computer. According to the students, Lind was browsing on a porn website and then clicked on one of the videos.

  • Lind has been placed on paid administrative leave, and Long Beach Unified has opened an investigation into the matter.

  • QUEST Senior Project is a magnet program that Lind teaches; he did not respond to direct messages from the Modern Times of Long Beach. Lind has been teaching at Millikan since 1999, according to his Facebook page.

  • News of what happened in Lind's class quickly spread among students outside of the virtual classroom.

What he said:

When confronted by his students, Lind said he inadvertently found a porn site; he reportedly wrote, "I started moving windows around to find what I wanted, completely forgot screen share was on. When I saw that screen, I was shocked and curious."

  • Lind would go on to say, "I was not planning to watch anything, but I had not seen anything like that in quite some time," and "I am mortified and ashamed it was on here in the first place."

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