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Pre-K students accidentally exposed to porn

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CEDAR HILL, TN (WSMV) -

Some Middle Tennessee school children were exposed to porn instead of a Christmas video, prompting an investigation by Robertson County school officials.

Parents were upset after hearing their little ones talk about what they saw in the classroom Thursday at Jo Byrns Elementary School.

The school's principal sent a letter to the parents of the 20 pre-K students explaining how the mistake happened.

The teacher tried to show the students a movie about Santa and his reindeer on Thursday, instead an inappropriate image of a naked woman popped up momentarily.

The director of schools for Robertson County would not talk on camera, but gave Channel 4 News a copy of the letter from the school's principal that was sent to parents.

The letter said the malfunction was the result of an "apparent failure of the web filtering technology." The letter goes on to say the teacher was "utilizing a website deemed safe and appropriate by the school system. It had been reviewed and utilized by other teachers previously without a problem."

The school has called in the school system's IT department to find out why its internet filter didn't work.

The incident occurred as the teacher was transitioning to another website in the classroom. A virus may be to blame.

The director of schools said there will be no disciplinary action taken against the teacher because this appears to be an unfortunate accident.

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