Teacher Resigns After Nude Photo Leaks, Students Want Her Back
Leigh Anne Arthur is a 33-year-old teacher who had to quit her job after her nudes circulated around the school like wildfire.
According to The Independent, a 16-year-old pupil stole her phone from her desk and sent the nudes everywhere, posting one copy in the teacher's locker.
Ms Arthur was given the choice of resigning or face "due process procedures" at the South Carolina school. She chose the former.
She had reportedly taken the photo for her husband on Valentine's Day.
The students miss Ms Arthur though, and they've launched a petition to bring her back and it's already gained 7,500 signatures.
The petition reads: "Leigh Anne Arthur is the victim of a blatant attack of her privacy. Personal photographs were illegally obtained by a student and were sent to other students in the school (Union County High). After being escorted off of school property, we (the students) are left to believe that she has been forced to, or given little choice but to resign.
"Mrs Arthur has not only shown tremendous dedication to her students, but also the mechatronics program itself, often reaching out to local businesses and colleges to get materials that would not normally be available for the class."
As for the troublesome 16-year-old, she's forgiven him.
"He's 16. He's going to make stupid decisions. We all make stupid decisions when we're 16," she told NBC.
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