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Teacher’s aide won’t be charged for ‘accidentally’ masturbating during an 8th grade Zoom class

Teacher’s aide won’t be charged for ‘accidentally’ masturbating during an 8th grade Zoom class

  • Marc Shack has been put on administrate leave after footage was shared online of him engaging in the private act at the end of a history class Monday
  • Schack works with special education students at Shady Grove Middle School
  • He said: ‘I thought I was logged out when class was over. It was my bad’ 
  • Officials have confirmed an investigation into the incident is ongoing 
  • Montgomery County police are ‘aware and we’re investigating’
  • Schack has worked for the Montgomery County Public Schools for 21 years

The teacher’s aide who was caught masturbating during an 8th grade Zoom class won’t be charged because it is not a crime in the state of Maryland.   

Marc Shack has been put on administrate leave after footage was shared online of him engaging in the private act at the end of a history class Monday. 

Schack – an assistant for special education students at Shady Grove Middle School in Gaithersburg – insists that he it was an accident. 

He told The Bethesda Magazine: ‘I thought I was logged out when class was over. I had no clue that Zoom was still on. Why would I do that? That’s my job. I had no clue that Zoom was on. I mean, that’s just crazy behavior.’

He said: ‘I’m only human. It was my bad.

‘I’m not a pervert or anything like that, you know. You gotta believe me on that… I thought I was in the privacy of my own home. I had no clue.’ 

Officials launched an investigation but no charges are being brought because the act ‘did not rise to the level of an offense under Maryland law,’ according to a Montgomery County Police spokesman.

Marc Shack, pictured, has been put on administrate leave after footage was shared online of him engaging in the private act at the end of a history class Monday

Schack is an assistant for special education students at Shady Grove Middle School in Gaithersburg, pictured. He said: 'I'm only human. It was my bad'

Schack is an assistant for special education students at Shady Grove Middle School in Gaithersburg, pictured. He said: ‘I’m only human. It was my bad’

District spokeswoman Gboyinde Onijala said in a statement: ‘Per our procedures, we do not release the names of staff members that are under investigation.

‘Local authorities were informed and are investigating as well.’

The school’s principal, Alana Murray, wrote to parents to confirm a staff member had had ‘engaged in inappropriate behavior.’ 

She added: ‘We ask that any student who may have this video posted on social media platforms take down the content and refrain from sharing with other students.’ 

Montgomery County police are ‘aware of a video by MCPS and we’re investigating,’ a spokesman said Wednesday. No charges have been filed. 

The footage show Schack, who has worked for the Montgomery County Public Schools for 21 years, looking at his screen.

He then stands up and begins to masturbate while his name remains as the host of the zoom class. The link is soon taken over by another name. 

Schack, who is also a children’s performer, told Fox5: ‘It was not done intentionally. I had no clue that I was on video. I don’t know what else to say. I just found out today. 

‘I’m pretty disturbed about the whole situation. I didn’t do anything intentionally, not malicious. I meant no harm because I didn’t even know I was on the recording. 

‘I’m a good guy, you know. I was just in privacy of my own home and I didn’t mean any ill will. I didn’t do anything on purpose.’

Montgomery County police are 'aware of a video by MCPS and we're investigating,' a spokesman said Wednesday. No charges have been filed

Montgomery County police are ‘aware of a video by MCPS and we’re investigating,’ a spokesman said Wednesday. No charges have been filed

Footage shows as Schack, who has worked for the Montgomery County Public Schools for 21 years, looking at his screen. He then stands up and begins to perform the sex act while his name remains as the host of the zoom class. The link is soon taken over by another name

Footage shows as Schack, who has worked for the Montgomery County Public Schools for 21 years, looking at his screen. He then stands up and begins to perform the sex act while his name remains as the host of the zoom class. The link is soon taken over by another name

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