Teacher fired after students stole naked selfies and post online

A former business teacher is suing the school which fired her after students allegedly stole nude selfies from her cell phone and posted them online.

Lekeshia Jones, 34, was sacked from Myers Middle School in Savannah, Georgia last week for being ‘insubordinate’ and irresponsible with her phone.

However Jones said she was wrongfully fired and the only mistake she made was trusting her 14-year-old students to respect her privacy.

‘I feel like I was the victim, like I had been violated,’ Jones told WTOC-TV.

Savannah Now reported the Savannah-Chatham school board voted to terminate Jones on Wednesday last week for the drama which ensued after she left her phone unattended in February.

Jones had given her cell phone password to students so they could call home after school.

When she left the phone on her desk in the class room, students looked through it and photographed three of her naked photos with their cell phones.

The pictures allegedly included Jones lying in bed naked and partially draped in a sheet, completely nude and a close up of female anatomy.

Myers Principal Ericka Washington said the students created a T.H.O.T. (That Ho Over There) Facebook page and online Kik Room where the racy snaps were shared.

Washington said Jones did not immediately report the incidents, and instead launched her own investigation when she found out about the photos in March.

District officials moved to sack Jones when she was reassigned her to another middle school and failed to attend for three weeks.

The board claimed Jones was insubordinate when she didn’t show up for work and irresponsible in the way she handled her cell phone.

‘She gave her password to the kids and they somehow got on it and when she found out she didn’t report it but had the kids send pictures back to her,’ school board attorney Leamon Holliday said.

‘Those pictures shouldn’t have been in the classroom in the first place. Policy clearly says if you take a cell phone to school, it’s your responsibility to take care of it.’

Read more at The DailyMail Online.

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