Porn Pops Up At High School Assembly; Parents Are Outraged - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Porn Pops Up At High School Assembly; Parents Are Outraged

PITTSBURGH - Officials in a western Pennsylvania school district are red in the face after high school students were accidentally shown pornographic pictures during a presentation about donating blood.

More than 400 seniors at Norwin High School in North Huntingdon Township were watching the presentation Friday morning when school officials say "a few pornographic pictures" that were on a personal flash drive of a Central Blood Bank representative were shown on the screen.

"It just popped up all of the sudden," and remained on the screen at least 15 seconds, senior Krysta Haines said. "We were like, 'Oh my God, are you serious?' "

"It took a few seconds for people to process what was up there," classmate Chelsey Fix said. "People were laughing, but the main thing was people were like, 'I can't believe this happened.' "

The Central Blood Bank issued a statement apologizing to the students and their families and saying the unnamed employee had been indefinitely suspended pending an internal investigation. Officials said the employee had violated a ban on using flash drives and a requirement for a supervisor to review presentations in advance.

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