Teachers lose jobs over raunchy OnlyFans video in classroom
Two teachers have lost their jobs after the discovery of their OnlyFans account featuring raunchy videos filmed in a classroom.
Year 8 science teacher Samantha Peer, from Arizona, posted X-rated content on the subscription-based social media site at the start of her summer break under the alias “Khloe Karter”.
Her husband, Dillon Peer, a fourth-grade teacher who worked for the same school district as his wife, is also reportedly featured on the account. It’s alleged Ms Peer also posted links to her adult content on other social media sites like Reddit.
In a video statement on Friday she claimed she created the content as their combined teachers' salaries did not meet her cost of living. She said the content under her alias name was only able to be viewed outside the state of Arizona.
Ms Peer said she was forced to resign on October 31 after being put on paid leave following a complaint a week earlier. She said after that other teachers spread word of her OnlyFans content and students began following her accounts on November 6.
The Lake Havasu Unified School District alerted parents of the scandal on November 7. “It has come to our attention that students have been airdropping explicit material. The images did not happen during the school day and the person depicted no longer works for LHUSD. Please remove all images from your child’s phone and talk with them about the appropriate use of technology,” the message said, Arizona’s Family reports.
Mr Peer's teaching contract was terminated on November 4. No reason was given.
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Ms Peer said she never received a raise in the five years she worked at the middle school and began picking up extra responsibilities — including being an advisor for several clubs — “to make ends meet”.
“It got to a point where our family was not able to survive on our two teachers' incomes. My children are the most important thing to me, and I’m already spending countless hours outside of my contract time on extra school activities, and I don’t think it’s fair that I have to sacrifice my own children’s time because our professional salary did not pay enough,” she said.
In 2021, Arizona was ranked 50th in the US for median annual teacher pay, with an average salary of US$47,606 (A$70,399), local publications report.
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The mum admitted that she made a raunchy video at the school and later advertised it, but said that it was filmed after hours on the weekend and no minors were present. She said she now regrets the decision, but “felt trapped” in her financial situation.
“I created a content at the beginning of the summer in order to earn extra money on the side to pay for our basic necessities that our salaries were no longer meeting,” she said.
“I chose an anonymous name as well as blocking the entire state of Arizona on OnlyFans so it wasn’t accessible to anyone living in the state,” she said, adding that she was placed on paid administrative leave on October 24 after a member of the community approached her school and the police.
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She said she resigned from her role “under pressure” and her husband was placed on administrative leave on November 2. Because he is classified as a long-term substitute teacher, he was later fired, the mum said.
Ms Peer claimed her explicit content did not become public knowledge until after she had resigned.
“November 6 was the first day that previous students and community members began following my alias accounts. Other school teachers were also notified of the site and they began to spread it amongst themselves,” she alleged. “These teachers also were telling students my anonymous name and showing them my page. This was also sent to the parents and they decided to do the same thing as well.”
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