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Former teacher in Magna charged for allegedly watching porn in his classroom

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Posted at 8:32 PM, Apr 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-25 11:42:37-04

MAGNA, Utah — A former Cyprus High School teacher who was allegedly watching pornography while alone in his classroom is facing a misdemeanor charge for accessing indecent material on school property.

According to a statement of probable cause filed earlier this month, a counselor at Cyprus High School stopped by Douglas M. Lind’s classroom in January and found his door locked.

The counselor reported the teacher noticed her and came over and opened the door, at which point she heard moaning noises and profane statements relating to sexual intercourse coming from the teacher’s desk area. Lind then walked over to his desk and silenced the noise, the counselor stated.

A few days later, a police officer with Granite School District made arrangements to examine the teacher’s cell phone and micro SD card so data could be extracted.

According to the PC statement, Lind admitted the counselor entered his classroom at the time she mentioned and he admitted that he did download pornographic material from a website onto his cell phone and SD card.

Ben Horsley, Granite School District, said they were made aware of the allegations on January 21, and Lind was put on paid administrative leave on January 22. Lind resigned from his position as a teacher on March 25.

There is no indication any students were present when the incident occurred.