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Kids See Teacher's Topless iPad Pic, Get Suspended

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By Andrew Lu on October 23, 2012 6:45 AM

Three middle school students are suspended and faced expulsion after seeing pictures of their teacher topless on an iPad.

The students were using school-issued iPads during class while playing a game called Flow. One of the students reportedly pressed a button, and a topless photo of their teacher popped up, reports CNN.

You would assume that the teacher would be the one at fault and blamed for the incident. But instead, the students were the ones to get in the most serious trouble.

Not surprisingly, the students' parents are outraged.

One of the students pointed out the obvious that it wasn't their fault that the photo was on the iPad, saying "we couldn't do anything not to look at it." These are 13-year-old boys after all.

The teacher apparently had a topless photo of herself on her iPhone and the children were able to access the iPhone by synching the iPad to it, reports CNN. The only explanation for the students' suspensions may be that they intentionally tried to sync the teacher's smartphone to access her private materials.

For what it's worth, the school district says that it also took "preventative action" against the teacher, but did not specify what it was.

Generally, it's never a good idea to have naked photos of yourself or others on your iPhone, iPad, or in any digital format. If the information can be leaked or accidentally sent to others, it likely will be.

This is especially true for individuals working in professions dealing with children. While the teacher in this case may have gotten off easy with "preventative action," it's not hard to imagine the teacher getting fired or even being arrested for sexual harassment for a similar incident. Teachers should be aware of potential boyish mischief and should not carry around salacious materials on their phones.

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