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NAPLES, Florida (AP) -- School officials fired a high school teacher who gave ninth-graders a demonstration on condoms -- using props including mood lighting, music and a banana.

The Collier County School Board gave no specific reason for firing Colin Nicholas Thursday, asserting it had the right to dismiss an employee without cause if the worker was still within a 97-day probationary period. The board's decision cannot be appealed.

"The information is so clear: he doesn't belong in the classroom," board member Pat Carroll said.

The information is so clear: he doesn't belong in the classroom.
-- Pat Carroll, school board member

Nicholas, who also had two of his students pretend to be sex therapists to answer other students' questions, was not present at Thursday's board meeting because his wife was in labor.

But he has maintained he never got proper sex education training -- and was never told condoms weren't allowed in classrooms. Nicholas has also said his intent was to simulate situations his students might face, because he believes teaching safe sex benefits students.

Officials began their investigation of the incident in mid-December after some parents whose children told them about the condom lesson complained.

"It's those kinds of demonstrations that we don't want in our schools," school superintendent Dan White said.
 

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I realize there is a time and place for learning things, but this topic keeps getting shoved out of schools. Not all kids simply say no. Hormones are not only a wonderful thing, but a curse as well. It doesn't seem to matter how many pregnant high school girls there are, school boards still frown greatly on teaching any prevention other than abstinence.

later.......
 

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I don't see anything wrong it what he did...

we had a discussion the other day in my class about this...and we concluded that sex ed is going down...and kids are not learning right from wrong..
 

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My health teacher in high school demonstrated how to use a condom on her fingers, there was no mood lighting or music though.
 

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It's nothing if there is no mood lighting, and music.

That makes or breaks it! :lol
 

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Did her finger ever get pregnant??

;)

Not that I know of :D
 
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Sexual education should be the parents responsiblity.



But if parents will not educate their children, then it is up to our school systems to do the job.


It was probably some damn Republican that fired this teacher.
 

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Sexual education should be the parents responsiblity.



But if parents will not educate their children, then it is up to our school systems to do the job.


It was probably some damn Republican that fired this teacher.

Lol...I doubt it was a republican....look at what you are saying Mr. President..

If it should be up to the parents like you say then a democrat would complain...
 
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Yes, but I also stated that if parents don't do the job then the schools need to get the job done.



I may be a Democrat, but I am also realistic.
 

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I would hope as a democrat you'd be realistic.....kind of goes hand in hand sir
 

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Bill I'd like to see how your spin doctors can, turn around those comments.
 

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