Sunday, April 18, 2021

Staten Island High School Teacher Under Investigation After ‘Masturbating on Video Conference’


*A high school teacher from Staten Island, New York, is under investigation after appearing naked and masturbating during a video conference Monday. 

According to the New York Daily News, the unnamed teacher works at Tottenville High School, and the incident occurred during a Google Meet call, sources told to the paper.

“The investigation is active and ongoing at this time,” a NYPD spokeswoman told the publication Tuesday night.

It’s not clear if the teacher intentionally exposed himself in front of students. 

“This extremely disturbing alleged behavior has absolutely no place in our schools and was immediately reported to the NYPD,” city Department of Education spokeswoman Danielle Filson noted to the paper. “The teacher was immediately reassigned away from students pending the outcome of an investigation.”

READ MORE: Jeffrey Toobin Fired by New Yorker After He Exposed Himself in Zoom Meeting

The alleged incident follows the recent termination of legal commentator Jeffrey Toobin from New Yorker Magazine after he was seen masturbating during a Zoom call with colleagues. 

“I was fired today by @NewYorker after 27 years as a Staff Writer,” Toobin, 60, wrote on Twitter last month. “I will always love the magazine, will miss my colleagues, and will look forward to reading their work.”

After first being suspended, Toobin was fired in November following an investigation into the incident.

“I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera,” Toobin told Vice. “I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers.”

Toobin added “I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video.”

Toobin remains chief legal analyst at CNN. 

“Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted,” the network said in a statement released at the height of the scandal.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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