In Memphis, the unthinkable has happened to a teacher at Kipp Collegiate High School. According to WREG News, the woman has resigned her position after a student invaded her privacy and found nude photos of the teacher on her mobile phone and shared them with others.
A parent, Nina Handy, explained that the teacher had left her phone on the charger in the classroom and left the room. The student got the phone and went through her photos on the phone finding nude ones which he sent to himself, his friends and even several parents. Handy says the woman was a good teacher and expressed that she hated this happened to her especially since it was her first year of teaching.
School officials told WREG that it was a parent who reported the incident to the school administrators. The parent informed the school that the photos were spreading virally, like wildfire throughout the school.
Jamal McCall, executive director for Kipp Collegiate High School said that he put the teacher on administrative leave but she resigned the following day. No other actions were taken. The school did not contact the police department regarding minors having nude photos they were distributing, nor did they try to stop the photos from spreading.
“To me, the child, something should happen to him,” said parent Erica Cooper.
“That’s parenting that’s the way the kids are being raised these days.”
According to WREG, many parents are standing behind the teacher, saying she was a victim in the incident. No one seems to be pointing the finger at her for having the photos on her phone and leaving it unattended.
One student said, “She was one of my favorite teachers. I could relate to her because she was young.”