- Associated Press - Thursday, May 21, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A high school principal’s online meeting to plan a virtual graduation ceremony was hijacked by someone who played porn videos for students and parents, news outlets reported.

“As you might imagine I’m both mortified and angry,” Dreher High School Principal Kevin Hasinger wrote in an email to families after his WebEx meeting was disrupted on Friday. He said he’d contact Cisco Systems to identify the person who locked him out and played the video.

Superintendent Craig Witherspoon told The State that the school is investigating. Hasinger said any student found to be involved will be expelled. The school’s resource officer also is preparing a police report, Columbia Police Spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said.

“It was just really confusing and shocking and really upsetting,” Fethiye Harris, a high school senior who was in the meeting, told WACH-TV. She said students are especially sad this happened to Hasinger.

“He’s been really supportive of all of us and making graduation happen on June 3,” Harris said. “We’ve just really grown to love him in this short period of time.”



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