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Teacher Fined for Showing Video of Beheading

By The Associated Press — March 29, 2016 1 min read

A New York City middle school teacher has been fined $300 for showing students a video of an Islamic State beheading.

The New York Post reports that Alexiss Nazario, a veteran teacher earning $105,000 a year, showed the video to 8th graders at the South Bronx Academy for Applied Media during the 2014-15 school year.

Students told investigators probing the incident that the video blacked out the actual beheading but showed the victim’s severed head afterward. The students said they were scared by the video.

City education department officials sought to fire Nazario, but an arbitrator ruled in favor of the lighter penalty of a $300 fine. Nazario, who now works as a roving substitute teacher, told the newspaper she accidentally played the wrong video.

A version of this article appeared in the March 30, 2016 edition of Education Week as Teacher Fined for Showing Video of Beheading

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