District upholds firing of instructor over crude TikTok movies

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The TikTok logo appears on the phone screen in this illustration photo taken in Poland on February 20, 2020. ((Photo illustration by Jakub Porzycki / NurPhoto via Getty Images))

A central Florida school district will not reinstate a middle school teacher who has lost his or her job after making “indecent and abusive” TikTok videos watched by his students.

The Lake County School Board agreed last month to uphold the termination of Todd Erdman’s apprenticeship contract.

The 45-year-old had taught at Umatilla Middle School for 12 years. He was released after the school officials were made aware of the videos.

Officials said the videos showed professional misconduct. In one he swore and drank a beer, joking that he needed alcohol because of the “idiots” he worked with.

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