Pittsburgh Public Schools board member forgot to shut off camera, showers during live meeting


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Summary generated on August 22, 2020


    Pittsburgh Public Schools board member forgot to shut off camera, showers during live meeting.

    A Pittsburgh Public Schools' board member forgot to turn off her camera before getting in the shower during a live virtual meeting Wednesday.

    Veronica Edwards was seen undressing and getting into the shower during the district's live-streamed public agenda meeting.

    Edwards is a Pittsburgh Public Schools graduate and worked 37 years at the district before retiring.

    In a written statement, Edwards said she regretted the incident, but remains "Committed, resolved and focused on her responsibilities to educate all children."Her statement goes on to explain that during that due to the challenging time of virtual meetings, she had experienced a larger demand on her time, which lead to attempts of multitasking during some of the meetings.

    "Hopefully, someone can learn from my experience and turn the camera off when you need to," wrote Edwards.

    It is unclear how many people viewed the live incident, but the recording of the meeting has been edited to remove the showering incident.

    In a written statement, Edwards said she regretted the incident, but remains "Committed, resolved and focused on her responsibilities to educate all children."

    Her statement goes on to explain that during that due to the challenging time of virtual meetings, she had experienced a larger demand on her time, which lead to attempts of multitasking during some of the meetings.