Fairfax County parents outraged over school district’s review of PORN laws

Following the announcement that Fairfax County schools will be reviewing their porn policies, FOX4 in Washington D.C. spoke with many parents, and they are outraged. Dozens of parents took to social media after Fairfax…

Fairfax County parents outraged over school district’s review of PORN laws

Following the announcement that Fairfax County schools will be reviewing their porn policies, FOX4 in Washington D.C. spoke with many parents, and they are outraged.

Dozens of parents took to social media after Fairfax County school officials decided to review the district’s porn laws.

Many were left frustrated and outraged after the News4 I-Team uncovered hidden cameras found on two campuses that recorded high schoolers.

Fairfax County Public Schools said there will be a mandatory workshop before the holidays to begin a review of the district’s porn policies. That’s where the topic of privacy will be raised.

“That’s why so many parents are upset, is that they don’t think that the schools are being informed and the parents are not being informed that there’s going to be a … workshop and that there’s going to be a review,” said Jenn DeRisa, a parent who reached out to Fox4 and started the petition “demand truthful and transparent discussions at board meetings.”

DeRisa has a daughter in the district. She wants parents to be part of the discussion. She also supports those who have called for the school board to resign.

“I feel that the board needs to review it [the porn laws] because they need to hear the voice of the parents,” DeRisa said.

Many parents also took to social media with the hashtag #ctaptsnotporn, and some even created an online petition.

Some are concerned that another safety question could be added to the agenda: the safety of children and teachers, who may then have to look at naked images.

“That is also a serious concern because many people have a hard time hearing — everyone else at school — the sound of seeing faces up close, particularly young girls as they have their heads out the classroom,” DeRisa said.

Student privacy concerns could be raised when the school district discusses how anyone under the age of 18 can access that information. The tech caught in the undercover investigation recorded middle school students using the restroom.

It appeared that a device was hidden in the base of one bathroom stall, while a separate device was found in the stall next to it.

Both students involved said a man tapped the handle of the first device, and they then grabbed a pen, put it in their pants and both passed through the first stall.

But a student, who had been inside of the stall next to it, said a man tapped the handle on the second device, and he returned and pushed the handle of the first device to “open” it, which he then took to another stall.

Neither claimed to have been specifically targeted, and no charges have been filed against those suspected of this crime.

The students were removed from the school while this investigation was ongoing, and Fairfax County Public Schools has said those students will be moved to private schools.

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