US parents are warned of kids’ flutes ‘contaminated with semen’

US parents are warned of kids’ flutes ‘contaminated with semen’


norman lebrecht

October 01, 2017

An unnamed teacher has been arrested in Orange County, California, after bodily fluids were allegedly found in flutes that were handed out to students in class, from elementary school upwards.

Orange County Register reports:

In emails sent to parents of students Friday afternoon, Sept. 29, district officials notified them there was an investigation regarding flutes given to students — as young as elementary-school age — by an individual who is also being investigated.

The flutes were made of PVC plastic piping and a single wine cork and had an exterior that could be decorated, district officials said. The individual… worked at multiple schools districts in Southern California.

We were informed that an independent contractor who provided a music enrichment program to the fifth-grade classes at Courreges Elementary School, in June 2017, gave the students flutes/recorders that were potentially contaminated with bodily fluids,’ said Mark Johnson, superintendent of the Fountain Valley School District….



  • Ungeheuer says:

    Sick and disgusting beyond words

  • Old Man in the Midwest says:

    On this day all the tuba players in the world are smiling because they know that no one will ask them “don’t you wish you played piccolo”?

  • John says:


  • Robert Holmén says:

    The article only says “bodily fluids”.

    Still unappealing, but i wonder what the timeline of events was. A liquid sitting on or in an open piece of plastic won’t stay “fluid” for long.

    I’ll be curious to hear the resolution of this.

  • Frost says:

    They can do DNA testing to find who dunnit.

  • Morse says:

    They can find who dunnit by DNA testing. A burglar over in the States got done after he used the lav and did not clean the brush afterwards. Fancy that.

  • St Patrick's Horse says:

    DNA testing could potentially identify who dunnit, if a match were established on a NCIS database. Already this has happened in the US.