Everybody knows you snap, send and delete...or at least they should. But this teacher got caught with her pants down.
What happened was, the student stole his teacher’s phone and distributed her naked pictures. He was officially charged with computer crimes and aggravated voyeurism, reports WSPA-TV.
The 13-year-veteran teacher, Leigh Anne Arthur, 33, left her desk unattended when she went to monitor the hallway between classes. The unnamed 16-year-old student opened her gallery and used his own phone to snap pictures of her inappropriate pictures.
By Arthur’s account, the young man then turned around and said, “Your day of reckoning is coming.” From then on, he sent those private pictures to other students and published some on social media. Four of those pictures were printed and left in her mailbox, the teacher was the one who was penalized. She was forced into resignation by Union County, South Carolina.
“The whole premise of my privacy being invaded his being ignored and that’s what’s wrong,” she said.
According to Interim Superintendent David Eubanks, her phone never should’ve been unlocked or unattended. Meanwhile, the student continued to go to school and received no reprimand, until Friday when it was discovered that although her phone was unlocked, Arthur’s gallery was actually password-protected.
Despite her disappointment in her forced resignation, Arthur says she has already forgiven the student. “I hope that you learned from this mistake,” she said, “I hope that you have a wife one day that you treat like gold and you won’t want this to ever happen to her.”
A petition to reinstate Arthur has 12,000 signatures.
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