Student Who Shared Teacher's Nude Photo Is Charged

Meanwhile, the district has some harsh words for Leigh Ann Arthur
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2016 6:34 AM CST
Student Who Shared Teacher's Nude Photo Is Charged
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The 16-year-old South Carolina student who grabbed his teacher's phone on Feb. 18, found a nude photo she had taken for her husband for Valentine's Day, snapped a photo, and shared it may have arrived at his own "day of reckoning." Leigh Ann Arthur, the Union County High School teacher in question, says the student told her, "Your day of reckoning is coming," after grabbing the image. Arthur says she was given the choice to resign or go through a process for dismissal and resigned last Tuesday. The boy had gone unpunished, but that may be changing. The unnamed juvenile has been charged with a computer crime and voyeurism and was taken into custody while at school on Friday; he now faces possible expulsion, reports CBS News. Arthur tells WSPA that she's "relieved and proud they are holding him accountable and responsible for his actions."

WSPA also has a statement from Union County Schools Superintendent Dr. David Eubanks, and it most definitely does not come down on Arthur's side. It reads in part: "Ms. Arthur has used the media to transmit false information obviously intended for the purpose of deflecting the incident totally to students. It is truly unfortunate that a teacher charged with proper supervision and care of students failed to fulfill that responsibility in her classroom." He alleges that Arthur was not "in her assigned position" when the incident occurred, that she regularly let students use her phone, and that she often left it on her desk so they could do so. A petition asking that Arthur be reinstated has more than 12,000 signatures and counters Eubanks' claims, alleging that his "evidence" comes via a student who used Arthur's phone, but only once and only to order parts for a project. (More nude photo stories.)

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