LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. — A Lake Havasu City couple who are both teachers has lost their jobs for purportedly making sexually explicit content on school grounds for the subscription platform OnlyFans.
The Today's News-Herald reports Lake Havasu Unified School District officials confirmed Samantha Peer, an eighth-grade science teacher, was let go on Oct. 31. Her husband Dillon Peer, a fourth-grade teacher, was terminated four days later.
Andrea Helart, a district spokeswoman, says the district is not able to comment on personnel matters.
The newspaper says Thunderbolt Middle School, where Peer taught, sent an email to parents Monday informing them students had been sharing explicit material involving a staffer.
“The images depicted did not happen during the school day and the person depicted no longer works for LHUSD,” the email stated.
Samantha Peer appeared to have an OnlyFans account under another name. Some of the content featured her husband. OnlyFans is a social media site driven by subscriptions. It is known for users offering and buying adult content.
In a statement posted online Friday, Peer said she "regrets" making the video on campus but said she was forced to start to making online content due to her low teaching salary.
Peer said she loved teaching science and claims none of her students were aware of the online content until after she had resigned.
"I do not believe my name should be smeared throughout the community when I made one mistake that didn't affect anybody until other adults began allowing children access to my content," Peer said Friday.
Alea Bilski, a parent of an eighth-grader, says she discovered Samantha Peer had a link to her OnlyFans account on social media channels under her real name. She also claims the school only alerted parents after she posted about her discovery on Facebook.
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