London, May 21 (ANI): A British teacher has been left fighting for his career after he accidentally showed a porn movie to pupils during a lesson.
The incident took place after James Cooney, 35, decided to use his own laptop when the DVD player in the classroom failed to work.
A disciplinary hearing was told that instead of educational material the class of 11 and 12-year-olds saw "graphic sexual images".
But Cooney was quick to realise his mistake and hurriedly pulled the plug on the computer.
He was then sent home as an investigation was launched at Sandfields Comprehensive in Port Talbot, South Wales.
The hearing was told he subsequently resigned after talks with schools officials from Neath Port Talbot council.
He was later charged with unacceptable professional conduct and ordered before the General Teaching Council For Wales.
The Council's Professional Conduct Committee will decide whether he can keep his licence to teach.
"Whilst using a personal laptop computer to project a DVD film to show pupils, instead of the film being played adult pornographic images appeared on the screen and were seen by pupils," the Sun quoted presenting officer Louise Price as telling the hearing.
Cooney, a teacher with more than ten years experience, denies unacceptable professional conduct.
He successfully applied for the hearing to be held in private because of "matters of his personal circumstances".
Police investigated the complaints but Cooney did not face prosecution after a decision was taken that he did not break the law.
The case was adjourned to a date to be fixed. (ANI)