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A middle school teacher in Oregon was placed on paid leave after he was caught sending “nude selfies” to a student.

According to the Salem Reporter, Dean Wright was escorted from Judson Middle School by police on Monday. It isn’t clear if he was arrested.

The school took action after Wright’s selfie circulated on social media and was viewed by some middle school students.

In an email sent to parents, Judson Middle School’s principal said Wright told school officials he “mistakenly” sent the nudes to a boy at South High School. Wright said the images were meant for another person.

However, parents demanded to know why the boy’s number was in a teacher’s personal cell phone.

Wright is openly gay and an outspoken member of the Salem, Oregon LGBT+ community.

In a recent TikTok video, Wright said he is most proud of “normalizing” the use of proper pronouns (he/him, she/her, they/them) in his classroom.

Wright, who is mixed race, also teaches critical race theory (CRT) in his class and he opposes Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill which was signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday.

On the same day Wright was placed on leave, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown tweeted:

“In Oregon, we say gay.

I’m horrified and outraged by the anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation that was just signed in Florida, making schools a less safe space for LGBTQIA+ kids. Oregon will always be a safe, inclusive, and welcoming place — no matter one’s sexual orientation or identity.”