An Ohio junior-high-school algebra teacher has been reprimanded by his school for asking, under the guise of a math problem, how long it would take to send a “nude.”
According to WREG-TV, it was the second such formal reprimand handed to teacher Daniel Rapp for similar offenses.
The most recent situation came to light when a parent complained about the question his 14-year-old kids brought home and showed him.
The teacher’s question: “Tony can send 5 texts and 3 nudes in 19 minutes. He could also send 3 texts and 1 nude in 9 minutes. How long would it take him to send one text and one nude?”
The video report:
“We addressed the teacher and kind of clarified exactly what happened, and in this case provided what we thought was the appropriate consequence, which was clarification that that was inappropriate,” Michael Sheppard, the superintendent, told Fox 8.
Sheppard added, “He’s a good teacher, and just in this case used the inappropriate word.”
“You have to look to see if it is out of character or not, and in this case, it was something that happened that was just obviously not acceptable from the school district’s perspective and that’s why we took it, looked at it very seriously and provided the appropriate consequence,” he told the station.
The station said it requested Rapp’s personnel file, “but officials said they could not make it immediately available.”
But the station reported the superintendent confirmed there was a “similar reprimand” already in the teacher’s file.
The station could not reach Rapp, and Sheppard said the teacher remains on duty in the classroom, since the matter is over.
The station said a father contacted them after seeing a photo his two 14-year-old students snapped of the assignment.
The parent told the station he took his students out of the class.