Explicit video shared from Mississippi teacher's phone, officials say

Explicit video shared from Mississippi teacher's phone, officials say

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DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — Officials are investigating after an explicit video was shared "inadvertently and unknowingly" from a Mississippi teacher's phone, authorities said.

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According to a statement from Horn Lake police, the department received information regarding the video Wednesday.

DeSoto County Schools are conducting an investigation into the video, which reportedly showed explicit content of a teacher in the district.

Police said if there was a “criminal element regarding the release of the video,” Horn Lake officers will then initiate a full investigation.

School officials have not identified the teacher who was seen in the video, and the contents of the video have not been released at this time. The school district did confirm to WHBQ that the teacher involved is no longer an employee there.

Again, officials told WHBQ that the video was shared without the teacher's knowledge.