Pre-K student possibly exposed to inappropriate content on school device
By Mason Watkins
VIENNA, IL -
WPSD Local 6 has learned that an investigation is underway at Vienna Grade School on whether a pre-kindergarten student saw what they call inappropriate content on one the school-issued iPads.
A source tells us the inappropriate content was a picture of a nude adult. The school system would not comment on any details, because an investigation is underway.
Vienna Public Schools sent a letter to parents and guardians of pre-k Vienna Grade School students informing them of possible inappropriate content last week.
It details that a pre-kindergarten student may have accidentally been exposed to something inappropriate on one of two district-owned iPads used as instructional devices.
Vienna Public Schools Superintendent Greg Frehner provided Local 6 with that letter Monday. He could not comment on details of the inappropriate content or if any teacher had been suspended because the alleged incident is being investigated.
The possible exposure to inappropriate content happened during an afternoon pre-kindergarten session last week at Vienna Grade School. The letter sent out says both iPads have been removed and are being examined. It also says more safeguards will be added to prevent any issues in the future.
All of the parents Local 6’s Juliana Valencia talked to leaving Vienna Grade School Monday didn't know about it. The letter only went to pre-kindergarten parents.
After explaining the situation to one grandmother waiting to pick up her grand-kids, she told Valencia any issues at this school are always handled well and in a timely manner. The grandmother says she'll support how the school handles the situation.
Valencia also talked to the Vienna Police Chief who says the school hasn't contacted them about any incident. Another Vienna Police Officer told Valencia whether charges are filed depends on the type of inappropriate content.
Local 6 attempted to access Vienna Grade School's Pre-K website, but the page was not available. Local 6 does not know if that's connected to the investigation.