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Texas teacher who allegedly showed porn to entire classroom on projector is fired, faces a year in jail

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A high school teacher in Texas has been fired from his job after allegedly watching a pornographic video and accidentally showing the adult content to an entire classroom on a projector. The schoolteacher now faces a year in jail for the pornographic slip-up.

Up until a week ago, Kevin Welchel was a teacher at Klein Collins High School in Houston. However, Welchel was terminated after allegedly watching porn on a school laptop and accidentally casting the pornographic content onto a school projector during a class, according to KPRC-TV.

Klein Independent School District released a statement that said, "The individual was immediately removed and is no longer employed by the district. Charges have been filed by police and all appropriate legal action will be taken to the fullest extent of the law. The district does not tolerate such unacceptable conduct."

"Law enforcement filed charges that have been accepted by the District Attorney's office, and all appropriate legal action will be taken to the fullest extent of the law," the Klein ISD stated.

Welchel was criminally charged with “display of harmful material to a minor" – a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000.

KPRC gathered reactions from parents.

"That is something that is very, very unprofessional. Something that is very inappropriate. Something that should not have happened," a parent told the outlet.

A woman said, “It's not shocking because people do watch that and there are sick people out there in the world. They better get right with God."

One parent defended Welchel by saying, "He was an excellent teacher and our children loved him, so it’s really unfortunate that this happened, and hopefully, somehow it will work itself out."

Neighbors of Welchel said, "Our relations with Kevin and his wife have always been very positive. They are very active and supportive parents to their two children. I think this allegation needs to be checked out thoroughly."

Welchel was reportedly a teacher for 12 years and a history teacher at Klein Collins High School for the last four years.

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