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Oklahoma High School Student Suspended For Photographing Teacher Napping (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 01/27/2012 3:20 pm Updated: 08/09/2012 2:25 pm

A 9th-grade student from Mustang Mid-High School in Mustang, Okla. has been suspended -- for taking a snapshot on his phone of a substitute teacher supposedly napping on the job, KOCO-TV reports.

According to the station, some parents are opposing the decision.

"If anything, they should have been reprimanded for having a phone," parent Steven Graulich told KOCO-TV. "But they probably took it to an extreme because they caught a teacher doing something they weren't supposed to be doing."

Local radio station KRMG reports that the photo shows the teacher leaning back in their chair with their eyes closed.

District spokeswoman Mary Leaver told The Oklahoman that the student wasn't suspended for possibly catching the teacher snoozing in class, but for using a cell phone at school.

“We understand the importance of having these devices,” she told the paper. “But we have to maintain a learning environment.”

Leaver noted that school officials are looking into the teacher's nap, but would not comment further.

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