(Associated Press) A Utah art teacher was fired amid complaints that images of classical paintings containing nudity were passed out in a classroom and seen by sixth-graders, a newspaper reported.
Mateo Rueda said he wasn’t aware that a set of educational postcards from the elementary school library contained a few works depicting nudity when he handed them out during a lesson, the Herald Journal newspaper said Thursday.
He removed the cards when they made students uncomfortable, the paper reported .
“This is not material at all that I would use. I had no idea,” Rueda said.