A South Carolina school teacher is accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after one of her students stole her phone, discovered nude photos and shared them with other students.
Leigh Anne Arthur, who said she had taken the nude photos for her husband as a Valentine’s Day present, was forced to resign.
She was escorted off school property.
The superintendent said Arthur was at fault for not having a passcode on her phone.
Meanwhile, the student, a 16-year-old boy, is still attending school.
Arthur is considering filing charges against the student.
A Union County High school teacher has resigned after a student stole personal pictures off her cell phone.
Leigh Anne Arthur says one of her students took the pictures while she was out of the classroom and distributed it to other students.
Arthur has been a teacher in Union county for over 13 years, but that came to an end two weeks ago.
“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,” says Arthur.
Arthur says the student warned her that something bad was coming.
“The student who actually took my phone and took pictures turned around and told me your day of reckoning is coming,” says Arthur.
Superintendent David Eubanks says the school has concern that Arthur could be contributing to the delinquency of a a minor.
Arthur said the student violated school policy and should be expelled, but that has not happened in the two weeks since the incident.
However, she found four 5 x 7 printouts of the nude photos in her home mailbox with a handwritten message on the back of one of the photos, but she did not reveal what it said.
Meanwhile, parents and students are circulating a petition for the district to rehire her, generating at least 1,200 signatures so far.
But Arthur is not sure she wants to return. And with a superintendent like that, who would want to return?