A student stole and distributed nude photos from his teacher's phone. Guess who the school reprimanded?
Normally, it's the teacher swiping a student's phone as punishment, but this situation in Union County, South Carolina is all topsy-turvy. It started when a 16-year-old male high schooler took Leigh Anne Arthur's unlocked phone from her desk while Arthur was patrolling the halls, she told WYFF4. The student browsed her photo gallery and chanced upon "partially nude" photos his teacher had taken for her husband on Valentine's Day and forgotten to delete.
The ballsy teenager sent screenshots of the pictures to himself, then went the extra mile and shared the pictures via text and social media.
The student was reprimanded Arthur said the school district forced her to resign and is blaming her for the incident because her phone was "available" to the students.
Despite the loss of her job, Arthur has managed to publicly forgive the student. "He's 16. He's going to make stupid decisions." At the same time, she said he's responsible. "He knows right and wrong. He had the ultimate decision to take pictures of my pictures and he had the ultimate decision to send them out."
A student petition, which currently has over 10,000 signatures, agrees with Arthur that fault rests with the kid who took her phone and distributed her photos without permission. It reads: