High school teacher Leigh Anne Arthur was forced to resign after a student hacked into her phone, stole nude pics and distributed them around the school.
The whole thing left a very bad taste in our mouths because it seemed as if she really hadn’t done anything wrong, but she was the one who was being punished.
Fast forward a week and now the student who stole the photos is facing charges making it seem even more like the teacher should not have been disciplined so severely.
Arthur, who was a teacher at Union County Career and Technology Center in South Carolina, told News 7 WSPA…
“The student who actually took my phone and took pictures turned around and told me your day of reckoning is coming. He opened up my gallery for my pictures and he found inappropriate pictures of myself and he took pictures from his cell phone of that, and then he told the whole class that he would send them to whoever wanted them.”
Seriously, how messed up is that?
Apparently it is so messed up that a petition was started to try to get Arthur’s job back and it’s been signed over 12,000 times according to The Daily Dot.
The school superintendent David Eubanks, who said that Arthur was forced to resign for “contributing to the delinquency of a minor,” allegedly called the petition “insignificant.”
What’s not “insignificant” is the fact that the 16-year-old who got the teacher of 13 years fired with his misbehavior has now been arrested.
According to News 7 WSPA…
The 16-year-old student who allegedly distributed nude pictures of former Union teacher Leigh Anne Arthur has been charged with Computer Crimes Act and Aggravated Voyeurism, according to Union Police Chief Sam White.
They say the charge of Computer Crimes is a result of the juvenile accessing the personal information of the cell phone without authorization.
The charge of aggravated voyeurism is a result of the copying and dissemination off the teacher’s photographs.
They say a forensic investigation of the juvenile’s phone performed by SLED revealed the photos taken from the teacher’s phone were stored in a separate passcode protected file that contained other photos of a sexual nature.
Arthur, who stated that she forgives the student, obviously isn’t forgetting, however, as she says that she too is planning on pressing charges against the student next week.
Student Who Cost A Teacher Her Job After Sharing Nudes He Stole Off Her Phone Has Been Arrested