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Wisconsin cracks down on porn viewing on school computers

MADISON, Wis. — The state Assembly has passed a bill that would make the viewing of pornography on a school district’s computer reason to revoke a teacher’s license.

Under current law, a license can be revoked for immoral conduct. That is defined as conducts that is contrary to commonly accepted moral or ethical standards and that endangers the health, safety, welfare, or education of any student.

The bill passed on a voice vote by the Assembly on Tuesday makes clear that immoral conduct includes using the school’s computer to view, seek or download pornographic material.

The measure also requires the state Department of Public Instruction to post the name of the license holder under investigation on its website and any results of the inquiry.

The bill now heads to Gov. Scott Walker.

AP



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