Superintendent Says Zumwalt West 7th Grade Teacher Didn't Share Student Shower Videos
In June, Matt Hansen, 38, of Lincoln County, was found in possession of child porn on his home computer. According to Superintendent Dr. Bernard DuBray, police say Hansen did not share the videos he took of campers in the shower.
Matt Hansen, 38, taught seventh grade math in the district since 2004, and was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the police investigation.
"Since his arrest, the Cyber Crimes Unit found evidence that Mr. Hansen secretly and inappropriately videotaped some students at the Outdoor Education Program," DuBray wrote, adding that he had not personally seen the tapes.
DuBray said according to police, the footage showed male students undressing for the shower. Hansen attended fifth grade camp with students at Progress South, Lewis and Clark and Dardenne Elementary Schools.
The superintendent issued another letter to parents on Monday, stating that after speaking with detectives, it was deterimined there was "no indication the videotapes have been shared with other parties."
According to DuBray, Hansen resigned from the Fort Zumwalt School District and remains in jail.
Fort Zumwalt crisis counselors are available for students and parents.
The district's first Outdoor Education Program session begins Sept. 17. DuBray said in the letter, that he and Deputy Superintendent Patty Corum will attend parent meetings held prior to camp to answer questions, concerns and discuss "further enhancements for the program."
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