LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- Parents are reacting after hearing a student was able to access porn at a Lee's Summit elementary school, and showed it to other kids. One parent reportedly pulled a child out of school because of it.
One Meadow Lane Elementary School mom put it simply: "I'm very shocked."
The Lee's Summit R-7 School District confirmed it in a statement, saying that students are usually only able to access the YouTube schools website, but somehow the district's internet filter did not catch a recent update to the regular YouTube website, which allowed the student to access pornographic videos.
The breach wasn't the only thing that surprised a parent named Tracy. So did the way the school handled it.
"There was no information given to me at all. They all turned their backs to me," said Tracy.
Parent Rachel Pruitt sees it differently.
"I just think it's sad they're blaming a whole entire school for something that a kid is doing, because they're doing something wrong," said Pruitt.
She said her kids and other students are well aware that they're not allowed to be on the regular YouTube site.
The district's statement says that all YouTube school access was shut down the day the parent alerted them, and immediately began an investigation. Some students at Meadow Lane told FOX 4 this wouldn't be the first time little eyes were able to see the regular YouTube website in the classroom.
Students accompanied by their parents said at least one classmate viewed it several times before. The district statement says administrators are working with the parents of the students who were temporarily allowed YouTube access.