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A Student Stole Racy Photos Off His Teacher’s Phone and Somehow She Lost Her Job

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A Student Stole Racy Photos Off His Teacher’s Phone and Somehow She Lost Her Job

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A teacher in South Carolina not only lost her job, but may end up facing charges after one of her students broke into her phone this week and shared racy photos he found there.

Leigh Anne Arthur, a 13 year teaching veteran, had left her phone on her desk, and gone out into the hall to perform monitoring duties, when a 16 year old student opened the phone and found intimate photos she says were intended for her husband. The student then took photos of them and shared them amongst other students, allegedly telling Arthur after that “Your day of reckoning is coming.”

Administrators pressured the teacher to resign, or face being fired, saying that she should have had a password on her phone. “I think we have a right to privacy, but when we take inappropriate information or pictures, we had best make sure it remains private,” David Eubanks, interim superintendent of Union County schools told the State.

The Sheriff’s department is now investigating, and will determine whether or not any charges are filed against the teacher, Eubanks said. The student in question has reportedly not yet faced any discipline.