But this story isn't as sordid as it sounds. He painted the images and exhibited them under a different name and he didn't show them to students at the school. Plus, he was actually quite popular with students.
What comes across with this story is that it appears Stephen Murmer was popular, too popular. So popular, in fact, that the other teachers felt threatened. Threatened by his likeability. So they plotted and had him removed. It's always about complex politics when you get right down to it.
It isn't too hard to see that Stephen Murmer is an American hero and a patriot.