Teacher Who Screened "Jackass" Movie In High School Latin Class Placed On Leave
A South Carolina high school teacher has been placed on leave for showing students portions of “Jackass: Number Two” during a Latin class earlier this month.
After the mother of a female student contacted a school administrator, Mount Pleasant Police Department cops investigated the February 14 incident at Wando High School as a “suspicious activity,” according to a police report.
The woman explained that her daughter was uncomfortable when teacher Christopher Poston, 36, projected a portion of the R-rated movie on a Smart Board in the classroom. One objectionable scene cited by police involved “Jackass” cast member Chris Pontius “putting 'puppet on his junk'” and allowing a snake to bite the puppet.
[Click here for a movie still of Pontius, his mouse puppet, and the snake.]
Poston, pictured above, acknowledged watching the “Jackass” film on his laptop while students were working in the class. The educator told cops that when students asked what he was watching, he told them and “placed the video on the smart board.” However, Poston told investigators, when he “saw how inappropriate it was becoming he quickly turned it off.”
He also confirmed that he displayed a PowerPoint presentation of photos from the People of Walmart web site. Poston contended the images showed shoppers “in various forms,” adding that he used the photos to “express what society expects of people and how people break norms.” Most fans of the web site, of course, just visit for the pictures of the obese and hideously dressed.
In a written statement, Poston, the father of four girls, noted that “his actions were unexcuseable.” Poston, a Wando High School alumni who graduated from The Citadel, has not been charged in connection with the incident. Cops report that there is “Nothing Further at this time.”