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Teacher's Aide "Accidentally" Masturbates During 8th Grade Zoom Call, But No Charges Will Be Pressed

Teacher's Aide "Accidentally" Masturbates During 8th Grade Zoom Call, But No Charges Will Be Pressed

Marc Schack, who has worked 21 years for the Montgomery County Public Schools, says he had no clue that his video was on and that he hadn't logged off.

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Trigger Warning: This story contains details and pictures of sexual act that readers may find disturbing

Last month, a teacher's aide came under fire after he was caught masturbating during an 8th-grade Zoom class. Shockingly, Marc Schack will not be charged for it because it is not a crime in the state of Maryland. The revolting incident took place on February 22, Monday, at the end of a history class. The recorded video of his private act was posted online before being shared widely across social media platforms. In the footage, Schack was seen looking at his screen for some time before standing up and started masturbating. He continues to do so despite his name remaining as the host of the Zoom class and soon the link is taken over by another name. 



 

While many called for action against Schack, who is an assistant for special education students at Shady Grove Middle School in Gaithersburg, he insisted that the shameful incident was an accident. "I thought I was logged out when class was over. I had no clue that Zoom was still on. Why would I do that? That's my job. I had no clue that Zoom was on. I mean, that's just crazy behavior," Schack told the Bethesda Magazine. He added, "I'm only human. It was my bad. I'm not a pervert or anything like that, you know. You gotta believe me on that… I thought I was in the privacy of my own home. I had no clue."



 

Meanwhile, school principal Alana Murray addressed the issue and admitted to the parents that a staff member had "engaged in inappropriate behavior." She added, "We ask that any student who may have this video posted on social media platforms take down the content and refrain from sharing with other students." The Daily Mail reports an investigation has been launched by officials, but they are not charging the man because the act itself "did not rise to the level of an offense under Maryland law," according to a Montgomery County Police spokesman. "Per our procedures, we do not release the names of staff members that are under investigation. Local authorities were informed and are investigating as well," revealed district spokeswoman Gboyinde Onijala in a statement. 



 

Schack, who has been working for the Montgomery County Public Schools for 21 years, told Fox5, "It was not done intentionally. I had no clue that I was on video. I don't know what else to say. I just found out today." The assistant teacher who also happens to be a children's performer shared that he too has been quite disturbed about the whole incident after learning about it. "I'm pretty disturbed about the whole situation. I didn't do anything intentionally, not malicious. I meant no harm because I didn't even know I was on the recording," he said. "I'm a good guy, you know. I was just in privacy of my own home and I didn't mean any ill will. I didn't do anything on purpose."



 

According to Bethesda Magazine, Schack was informed by the school on Monday that he was being placed on administrative leave because they had "misplaced his background check file." Commenting on this decision, he said, "Maybe they were looking to see if I had any criminal misbehavior or anything like that." Until then he claims to have no clue about the video and that he only learned about it on Wednesday. Montgomery County police said they are "aware of a video by MCPS and we're investigating," according to a spokesman. No charges have been filed against him as of now. 

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