Web site controversy gets teacher transfered | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Web site controversy gets teacher transfered

MINDEN – A veteran Douglas High School teacher who used his school computer to access pornographic Web sites won’t be returning to the classroom.

Walter Otto will be suspended for the maximum time allowed by law and will be reassigned to a teaching position at the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center in Stateline this fall, school district officials said.

Because no crime occurred, Otto could not be fired from his job, the officials said.

An agreement on the matter was reached between the school district and Otto’s lawyer.

A district press release criticized Otto’s ”unprofessional conduct in accessing adult Internet sites utilizing a computer assigned to his classroom.”

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