McLoud School Board to discuss arrest of now-former teacher on child porn complaint

McLoud school administrators said Monday that they had no knowledge of inappropriate conduct or technology use by former teacher Kimberly Crain, 48, before she was arrested on child pornography and lewd conduct complaints.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: December 6, 2011
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— School administrators said Monday they had no knowledge of inappropriate conduct or technology use by a teacher before she was arrested on child pornography and lewd conduct complaints.

These topics will be discussed during the McLoud School Board meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release.

The school principal had never received information about inappropriate conduct by Kimberly Ann Crain, 48, a teacher at McLoud Elementary School, before the incident at the teacher's home, according to a news release on behalf of McLoud Superintendent Doran Smith.

Teachers use computers and are encouraged to incorporate technology into their lessons, but they are to be used solely for educational purposes which do not include a webcam. Crain's lesson plan did not call for their use, nor did she ask the administration to incorporate one, according to the news release.

“One can assume that if a teacher is going to use technology in the classroom for an inappropriate purpose that the teacher would do that covertly so that it would not be detected by anyone entering the classroom. Ms. Crain obviously did that,” according to the news release.

Crain was arrested on child pornography and lewd conduct complaints Dec. 1. She is accused of taking lewd photographs at her house of students wearing Christmas-themed underwear on Nov. 11. Investigators also said photographs of nude children were on her cellphone.



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