Thursday, March 03, 2016

SC teacher loses job when student steals her phone with private pictures from an unlocked desk


A teacher in Union County, SC was forced to resign after 13 years of service after a male student stole her cell phone from her desk and circulated risqué pictures of her to others and on social media.  Think Progress has the story here.

She was punished rather than the student, for not locking the phone up.  But she was greeting students, as teachers are supposed to do, at the beginning of the class.  When I worked as a sub, we were supposed to do that, but I usually didn’t.  It seems gratuitous.

Some reports say she could even be prosecuted for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. That sounds like what could happen if you left nude pictures in your car and didn't lock it.  That almost created an incident in 2005 when I was subbing.
 
Again, a new watermark in expectations to protect minors.

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