The class in a French nursery school was expecting to watch a cartoon that their teacher had downloaded from the Internet.
Instead, they saw a hardcore porn movie for several minutes. And rouge-faced authorities on Wednesday called it an “extremely regrettable accident.”
The children, between three and five years old, attended school in Authieux-sur-le-Port-Saint-Ouen, near the city Rouen in Normandy.
The teacher clicked on the wrong file and left the room right after. She only realized that she’d made a boo-boo when she returned five minutes later. The shocked toddlers reported the mistake to their parents.
French network TF1 said that the mayor of the commune called the blunder a “professional error.”
An investigation is underway, and the teacher now faces disciplinary action, education officials said.
Various reports in French media said that parents at the school had sympathy for the teacher, but confirmed the images shocked their kids.