Norwin Students Get Porn Shock At In-School Presentation

September 14th, 2010 by Staff

NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. — Norwin High School seniors who were expecting a presentation from a Central Blood Bank rep got a surprise Friday when they saw pornography instead.
Channel 4 Action News’ Bob Mayo reported that the Norwin School District sent parents a letter. It said “a few pornographic pictures that were on the representative’s flash drive were briefly viewed” while preparations were being made to show the students a PowerPoint presentation.
“It was hardcore male pornography that was put up on the screen when the flash drive was put in. They tell me it lasted about 30 seconds, which is a long time,” said attorney Peter J. Payne, who has been hired by parents of several students who attended the presentation.
Payne said he will be pursuing some form of civil action against Central Blood Bank.
“The parents are outraged. Every parent that I’ve talked to is very concerned. We’re still talking about the senior class, but these kids are 17, 18 years old at the most,” said Payne.
Student Ethan Dobranski described the sexually explicit images as “frontal male nudity, and there was one with, like, two people in there, but it was, like, from the back.”
“That’s what popped up, but I don’t think he realized that was on there at the time, and he was truly embarrassed for what happened,” student Dan Jones said. “He was just shocked. He, like, put his hand on the stage and covered his head. He was so ashamed of himself for having that.”
“He just looked like a deer in the headlights,” student Zach Hutchins said. “I don’t think he realized what was on there. It was shock. He was kind of ashamed too.”
The school district’s letter called the incident “inexcusable” and said the North Huntingdon Police Department and the Westmoreland County District Attorney’s office have been contacted for an investigation.
A separate letter from the Central Blood Bank said that the person who visited Norwin has been suspended.

Norwin High School
The blood bank’s letter identified the person only as “an employee” and said that the person had not followed procedure while setting up the presentation.
“Per organizational policy, employees are not allowed to use flash drives and are required to review their presentations in advance with their supervisor; in this situation, the employee ignored these policies,” the blood bank’s letter said.


One Response

  1. Clay Boggess

    This reeks of intentional exploitation on the part of the hopefully soon to be ex-Central Blood Bank employee. This was no accident on his part. He knew exactly what he was doing.

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