The Italian Almanac

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Digital Embarrassment

A fifth-grade teacher at a Catholic school in northern Italy mistakenly showed her class porn instead of music videos, local media reported. The incident in an elementary school run by nuns sparked an outcry among parents, some of whom are reportedly threatening to sue.

It occurred when the teacher inserted a USB containing what she believed to be 80s music into the classroom digital blackboard. A series of porn images appeared instead, running a few frames before the teacher switched it off.

The school principal said the incident was unintentional. The teacher had borrowed the USB from a parent, and hadn't thought to check its contents before plugging it into the blackboard. The school is helping the kids process what they glimpsed through psychological counseling and explanations on human behavior.