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New York Parents Arrested After Demanding Answers About Porn on School Computer

By Zack Stieber

Parents of a New York elementary school student were arrested after demanding answers as to why their son was exposed to pornographic images when using a school computer.

Gregory and Kristen Pitre’s third-grade son attends Parliament Place Elementary School in North Babylon on Long Island.

Their son came home one day and said that while he was doing a science report on a computer, he looked at a computer next to him and saw pornographic images.

“I felt so bad for him,” Gregory Pitre told ABC7. “And the confusion on his face is what really gets you as a parent.”

The parents went to the school to demand answers as to how their son was exposed to porn and school administrators told them the matter was under investigation so they were unable to provide them with any information.

The parents refused to leave until they were given an incident report, and were arrested.

“They denied us the report to protect themselves and the school district. We called the police so we can get a report stating the school would not give us the incident report! They then called the police on us and had us PARENTS ARRESTED for trespassing on school property!!!” Gregory Pitre wrote on Facebook.

“Why would you have parents taken away in handcuffs when they’re trying to discuss a serious issue with you?” Gregory Pitre said.

The arrest came after Kristen Pitre and the principal went into the classroom and were able to view dozens of pornographic images on the computer.

Pitre wrote on Facebook that “The children of our school have been subjected to illegal material for over a year.”

“The district has pulled the wool over our eyes and have set smoke screens to deter from their negligence. Please share and stay tuned. Parents need to be made aware. Our children’s best interest instant [sic] always at hand. Thank you for everyone’s support!” she added.

She also said that her son “wants for no other children to have to see what he saw.”


The school released a statement.

“As a result of a thorough diagnostic assessment, it was determined that our filtering system had failed to properly block a specific website. The District immediately put additional internet safety precautions in place that would prevent access to this site and any of its nature,” North Babylon School District Superintendent Glen Eschbach said.

“These actions include, limiting the search engines available to students and staff, utilizing Google Safe Search, and monitoring district filters twice a day through manual review by our technology department. Please know that the well-being of our students is our utmost concern and top priority when educating our students.”

 

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