Roosevelt teacher on leave after students watch 'questionable' YouTube clip

Published: Friday, March 16 2012 9:31 p.m. MDT

Glenn McRae said he wouldn't be so upset if the teacher had acted immediately to shut off the video once he saw what was playing. But that didn't happen, he said, noting that students continued to watch YouTube clips — including one where male contestants playing a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors were punched in the groin each time they lost — after the "Tosh.O" clip was shown.

"That's where I have a problem," Glenn McRae said.

Rhondelle said she has heard some comments around school about her decision to speak up about the video clip.

"It's not exactly 100 percent positive," she said, "but some of my friends and stuff have come up to me, telling me that they're proud of me."

Police plan to meet with prosecutors Monday to review the case. There are still questions about whether playing the video was an intentional act, about whether Johnson or the student who played the video is the responsible party, and about whether the video constitutes "material harmful to a minor," Lemmon said.

"We don't know if people actually knew what the video was" when it was played, he said. 

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