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Brianna Coppage said she started the account as a way to support her household in addition to her salary as a teacher.
An English teacher at a Missouri high school was placed on leave after district officials found she was posting videos on the website OnlyFans to supplement her income. The site is a subscription-service platform for content creators, primarily those in the adult entertainment industry.
Brianna Coppage, 28, works at St. Clair High School in Franklin County, about 55 miles from St. Louis. In an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Coppage said she joined OnlyFans during the summer to supplement her teaching salary, which was about $42,000 last year, according to public records.
She said she’s made about $8,000 to $10,000 a month performing on the website.
"I’m very aware that I am probably never going to teach again," she told the Post-Dispatch. "I am sad about that."
Coppage said she was put on leave and her access to email and other school software was revoked as the district investigates.
In a statement, Superintendent Kyle Kruse said that the district was made aware that an employee may have posted inappropriate media.
Kruse said legal counsel would investigate and take appropriate action according to board policy.
"There is this expectation that teachers should be the moral leaders of students, and I do not disagree with that," Kruse said.
Coppage told the Post-Dispatch that she decided to join OnlyFans because of its subscription-only business model to protect her identity. Coppage said she doesn't know how the district found her account.
The agreement would end a strike that has run since Nov. 1. Students returned to classes Monday in anticipation of the deal's approval.
The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights released a report meant to highlight racial and disability disparities in schools.
The ACLU is demanding the school change their dress code policy, claiming it violates religious freedom as it was applied to the young student.
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