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California school district warns parents that flutes could be contaminated with semen

California school district warns parents that flutes could be contaminated with semen
Posted at 3:40 PM, Oct 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-01 18:46:04-04

A California school district warned parents on Saturday that a number of flute-like musical instruments given to students might have been contaminated with a man's semen. 

The Saugus Union School District in Santa Clara said that a performer with Flutes Across the World Program might have contaminated the musical instruments, which were made of PVC pipe. The individual accused of contaminating the instruments was a performer for the program, and not a school employee, the district said in a statement. 

The school district said the performer worked with students in grades 3 through 5, although other classrooms may have been affected.

Local law enforcement is currently investigating the allegations. The Saugus Union School District is asking parents to remove flutes from their child's possession and place them in a sealed paper bag to give to the sheriff's office. 

"We have been informed that this ongoing investigation is being conducted by the United State Postal Inspection Service with assistance from the California Department of Justice, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and multiple other law enforcement agencies," the district said in a statement. "We currently do not know where additional questions regarding the investigation may be addressed."

Flutes Across the World has taken down its Facebook page and internet site. The organization said its performers spend eight to 10 hours in the classroom as part of its workshops. The school district did not perform a background check or fingerprints as the performer was not alone with students.