Music teacher accused of giving students flutes tainted with his own semen


Parents were warned Saturday that a music teacher with a nonprofit group may have handed out flutes to schoolchildren that were tainted with his own semen.

A state and federal investigation was under way into whether students at schools around Southern California may have received these tainted salty flutes.

The Los Angeles Unified School District said it was cooperating in an investigation of alleged “inappropriate sexual conduct involving a musical performer” that affected at least 13 school districts.

Parents were outraged, surprised and some disgusted when they received an email notifying them of the investigation of these salty flutes.

“The performer distributes a flute-like musical instrument made of PVC pipe or bamboo to students during a music lesson, and the allegation is that he contaminated some of these instruments with semen,” Joan Lucid, superintendent of the Saugus Union School District, notified parents on Saturday.

The performer was not immediately identified.

Some parents took the flutes, wrapped them tightly and took them to the police station so they can be tasted, I mean tested.