MOUNT PLEASANT — The Wando High School teacher who showed a class vulgar scenes from an R-rated movie lost his job Wednesday.
Sociology teacher Christopher Poston had been on paid administrative leave since Feb. 15 after a student told her mother she felt uncomfortable about Poston showing clips from “Jackass Number Two.” The parent informed school officials, who contacted police.
School officials released a statement Wednesday that Poston no longer worked for the district and they don’t disclose the details of personnel matters.
“We have very clear-cut policies and practices in place to ensure a standard of excellence in every school and classroom,” wrote Elliot Smalley, the district’s deputy of strategic planning and communications, in the statement.
Some of Poston’s supporters had started an online petition Monday afternoon that said he didn’t deserve to lose his job or reputation. By Wednesday, more than 1,500 people had signed it.