Four Anderson middle school students were punished this week after seeing a nude picture of their teacher on her school-issued iPad.
Josh Troutt, 13, was one of the students suspended from Highland Middle School.
"It just showed up of our teacher with a bra on, but most of her breast showing," explained Troutt. "I never thought of seeing my teacher like that."
Troutt’s friends told a school leader and they all got in trouble. One student got a warning, Troutt and another student were suspended and a fourth was expelled.
Troutt's mother, Nicole Troutt, is furious.
"I didn't understand why he was being punished for it when all he did was see it?" she asked.
Anderson Community Schools Assistant Superintendent Beth Clark told Fox 59 the students violated the school's technology policy, but she would not explain the violation in detail.
Clark explained that the teacher had accidentally synced a personal device with her school-issued iPad. Clark said the school is taking preventative actions against the teacher, but she's keeping her job.
Troutt said it's not fair, when he and his friends thought they did the right thing.
"We could've just left it on there and showed it everybody in the school and made her embarrassed but we didn't,” said Troutt. “We went and told them."
Troutt’s mother said she will appeal her son's suspension, but if it's not overturned, she will take him out of Highland Middle School.
Students suspended after seeing nude photo of teacher on iPad
We've upgraded our reader commenting system. Learn more about the new features.
The Baltimore Sun encourages civil dialogue related to our stories; you must register and log-in to our site in order to participate. We reserve the right to remove any user and to delete comments that violate our Terms of Service. By commenting, you agree to these terms. Please flag inappropriate comments.