Teacher’s Aide Won’t Be Charged For “Accidentally” Masturbating In Front Of The Class.

For the last twenty-one years, Marc Shack has been working at Shady Grove Middle School. He serves as a teacher’s assistant or aide for students in the Maryland school’s special education program. However, Shack was recently caught masturbating during an eighth-grade history class broadcasted via Zoom. Although he was immediately placed on administrative leave following the shocking incident, he will not be charged with anything because masturbating on video in front of a class is not a crime in the state of Maryland.


Although Schack insists that he masturbated in front of the class by accident, he was removed from his role in the classroom after he did his thing on the screen. Footage of him pleasuring himself was shared online. He did the act at the end of a history class on Monday.

“I thought I was logged out when class was over,” he told the Bethesda Magazine. “I had no clue that Zoom was still on. Why would I do that? That’s my job. My career. I had no clue that Zoom was on. I mean, that’s just crazy behavior.”

The video, which was only thirteen seconds long, captured the moment Schack stood up in front of the camera, took a few steps back, and then began to masturbate in front of the class. He became the host of the Zoom meeting while he was performing the sex act but soon relinquished the role when someone else took over as host.


“It was just a mistake on my part,” Schack said. He claimed to have exited the virtual classroom prior to the sex act but accidentally remained on video. “I’m only human. It was my bad.”

Schack told Bethesda Magazine that the school system called him on Monday after he had been placed on administrative leave. They told him that they had “misplaced his background check file.” This struck fear in his heart.

“Maybe they were looking to see if I had any criminal misbehavior or anything like that,” he said.

However, Schack did not learn that he had masturbated in front of the class until the school told him about the video two days later on Wednesday. The news probably broke his heart because, if he is telling the truth, it was all a big mistake.

“I’m not a pervert or anything like that, you know,” Schack said. He asserted that he never meant to expose his students to the sex act or hurt them in any way.


“You gotta believe me on that …,” he said. “I thought I was in the privacy of my own home. I had no clue.”

Shady Grove Principal Alana Murray wrote a press release confirming that an employee “seen on screen in a breakout room engaged in inappropriate behavior” during the eighth-grade history class.

MCPS spokeswoman Gboyinde Onijala told Bethesda Beat confirmed that the “behavior was sexual in nature.”

Montgomery County police have “been made aware of a video by MCPS, and we’re investigating,” confirmed Officer Rick Goodale, a spokesman for the department, on Wednesday morning.

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