Michael Braeseke: Florida teacher accused of watching porn during Zoom class after sound of woman moaning is heard

The video of teacher Michael Braeseke has gone viral on Twitter, which was first shared by former student Elijah Ruby


                            Michael Braeseke: Florida teacher accused of watching porn during Zoom class after sound of woman moaning is heard
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A high school teacher is under investigation after students alleged that he was watching porn while instructing them virtually during a Zoom class. Michael Braeseke has been accused by students and alumni of South Broward High in Hollywood, Florida, of watching an explicit video during an online class -- Global Perspectives & Research -- that was part of the college-level Cambridge International program at the school.

The video of the 53-year-old, which has gone viral on Twitter, was first shared by former student Elijah Ruby. In the video Braeseke can be seen looking down while the sound of a woman moaning is heard. Ruby said a friend used a program that performs audio searches to find the porn clip on the internet; it showed a woman having an orgasm while getting a piercing on her body, South Florida's Sun-Sentinel reported.

The former student posted the video of the accused teacher on Twitter while tagging principal Patricia Brown. Ruby’s tweet read, “South Broward high school teacher Mr Micheal Braseke watches pornography in class. This teacher is a known pervert who has made inappropriate advances toward students in the past. @SBHSPrincipal How can you let this happen?” Brown responded to the tweet by saying: “My student’s welfare is always of the utmost importance & always will be. As a survivor myself, I would never ignore concerns expressed. Social media is not the best medium to address issues of this importance. Please encourage others to email/ call me. They ARE loved & valued!”



 

 



 

 

The school district’s chief communications officer, Kathy Koch said, “When school leaders were made aware of the alleged teacher misconduct during a virtual class, they took immediate action and began to look into allegations and follow proper protocols prior to social media posts. Proctors have been assigned to monitor testing – including this teacher’s class. The district and school administration remain committed to the safety and emotional well-being of students.” The matter is under investigation by the district's special investigative unit.

Soon after Braeseke’s video went viral a lot of people expressed their views on it. “I feel like there needs to be a public statement here. @SBHSPrincipal 300+ people aren’t all gonna call you on the phone. Your students deserve better,” one user said. The second user wrote, “While I find the teacher’s behavior inappropriate, I am more troubled by YOUR actions. You couldn’t take your concern directly to the school via a call? You felt the need to post this & blast him on social media for the world to see? This could’ve been a matter handled privately.”



 

 



 

 

“Welcome to the tyranny of public schools in modern day where the only thing they seem to actually give a damn about is social presence and preserving their image so that they can use they’re funding for their own selfish desires,” another user tweeted while one added: “This man has done more than enough to get fired, me and so many other girls have felt uncomfortable and disrespected in his classroom. Something needs to be done about this because it’s serious.”



 

 



 

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