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Right decision? Leigh Anne Arthur S.C teacher forced to resign after student leaks risque photos

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Has one school board gone overboard in forcing South Carolina teacher, Leigh Anne Arthur to resign her post after risque images on her cellphone were stolen and shared at school?

Is Leigh Anne Arthur a South Carolina teacher responsible for her own downfall?

Furore has come to the fore after Leigh Anne Arthur a South Carolina teacher was forced to resign after a student stole her phone and leaked risqué photos.

Since being asked to give up her post as a mechatronics teacher at the Union County Career and Technologicla Center, the married woman has argued that she shouldn’t have been made to leave her post and in essence be held accountable for the student’s theft.

According to a report via WYFF matters came to a head after the unnamed student (who has yet to be punished) stole the married teacher’s cellphone whilst she was patrolling the halls and sharing the contents of said photos with other students and members of the school, leading to school authorities in demanding Leigh Anne Arthur’s abrupt resignation.

A resignation that some have come to wonder was a knee jerk reaction to the risqué images on the teacher’s phone rather than an explicit act or decision by the teacher to reveal said images on her own volition.

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Having taken risqué pictures for her husband on Valentine’s day, the images which Leigh Anne Arthur had always intended to be personal and private led to her ouster courtesy of the deceit of one of the teacher’s 16 year old students.

An ouster that has since led to some campaigning for the teacher’s reinstatement, whilst others holding the view that the teacher shouldn’t have never compromised herself to have ever allowed such images ever being risked seeing the light of day outside of herself and her husband.

Perhaps not ironically the images came to be disseminated after the student involved warned the teacher that ‘something bad was coming,’ in which then the student sent the images to other students through text messages and social media.

Speaking to media outlet WSPA. the teacher told of the involved student having told her that ‘your day of reckoning is coming.’

With risqué images of the teacher floating on school campus, Leigh Anne Arthur had come to expect that school officials would side with her and would seek to hold the responsible student accountable.

In fact, anything but happened, with school officials instead choosing to take action against Arthur with the involved teen yet to be disciplined.

At the time, Arthur recalls being offered the following options: resign or have the district fire her.

Responding to the decision to force the teacher’s hand, Union County schools superintendent David Eubanks conceded via The State that there was a ‘right to privacy’ whilst maintaining the view, ‘when we take inappropriate information or pictures, we had best make it sure it remains private.’

Define inappropriate? And since when are images taken during the teacher’s personal free time and outside of work, tantamount to a moral downgrade when said teacher never sought to openly disseminate such images in the first place? Or can one reason one is still negligent and responsible if they choose to metaphorically leave the car door open only to then cry foul when their automobile is later found stolen?

Since Leigh Anne Arthur’s resignation last week, school officials have told of not being sure how many students viewed the teacher’s images with Eubanks maintaining that the teacher’s phone was unlocked when it was stolen. In essence holding her directly accountable for the incident.

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Despite having told she now forgives the responsible student, Arthur filed a complaint about the theft with the Union Public Safety Department

In her complaint, Arthur told the student ‘took pictures from my phone and sent them from his phone’.

Adding: He knows right and wrong. He had the ultimate decision to take pictures of my pictures, and he had the ultimate decision to send them out,’

‘He had to hit my apps button and to open up all my apps and then open my gallery.’

In a bid to bring the teacher back, three of Leigh Anne Arthur’s former students have started an iPetition titled ‘Bring Mrs. Arthur Back’, to gather signatures to call for her reinstatement.

Reads the petition: ‘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 class.

‘With that being said, the student(s) responsible have not received any sort of punishment.

‘The circumstances in which Mrs. Arthur was let go is unacceptable, and must be corrected.

The petition currently has more than 421 signatures.

Arthur said parents and students are signing the petition to have her teach again and the amount of support has been overwhelming. 

What do you think? Should the school bring back Leigh Anne Arthur or is it enough to say that she is responsible for ‘dressing like a tart’ when she invited a rapist to molest her, figuratively speaking …..when she should have known better ….?

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  • 0ryxthetakenking

    poor little Seans angry cause nobody gives a shit about him as a teacher, while the world has sympathy for this womans privacy being invaded, im sure someday Sean somebody will care about your pathetic lives experience

  • William

    I don’t know how to be a father or a caretaker? How did you arrive at that assessment purely off of our 3 post conversation.

    If you don’t want your teen to watch porn, don’t let them use the internet. Hell, just sent them to a cushion room in the insane asylum, they’ll be as safe as they ever can be.

  • Robert Mull

    Why not complain that the kids go in stupid and come out morons. That would be a valid argument…

  • Robert Mull

    So if she drove there and the kid stole her car is that her fault for driving there??? Typical liberal this is why they say liberalism is a MENTAL disorder…

  • Robert Mull

    Snooping??? He STOLE the phone from her, then went through it, that is STEALING that phone did not belong to him it is not like the phone was fond on a playground it was with her. But typical liberal OHH do not send him o jail it was not his fault, Well yes it was send him to jail and send him for distributing porn that is against the law as well…

  • Jeff

    you’re a retard.

  • Jeff

    retard.

  • Jeff

    retard

  • Jeff

    retard.

  • Jeff

    Only a retard would become a public school teacher.

  • Jeff

    Well you still retain the crown of the biggest retard on the internet
    so don’t worry.

  • Jeff

    You really are.

  • Sean H

    Are you a teacher, substitute, paraprofessional or tutor? If not, SHUT THE FUCK UP with your retard word…

  • Sean H

    STOP using that word. Say something else, you broken record!

  • Sean H

    That’s what you got out of my post, William? THAT? I was trying to be nice by not cussing on here. That is why I put effing….I wasn’t saying you were a babysitter! What I was saying is that i wouldn’t want you to babysit any of my children because you don’t know how to be a father or a caretaker. My last point was that you are “letting this teacher off” because of a technicality: That teens are exposed to smut on the internet all the time. That’s a weak argument at best, sir.

  • Sean H

    No it is NOT. He is a teen, she’s a teacher. SHE has the responsibility to act appropriately & as an adult, HE does not.

  • Sean H

    Stop using that word & respond with a coherent argument, Jeff!

  • Sean H

    Robert you’re a DICKHEAD…..why are you raking susannunes over the coals? She’s tellling the truth about the public school system. You’re the dickhead….how many days have you spent teaching?

  • Sean H

    Jeff, boy….it seems that the only word you know to use is “retard”. Get a college education, you freak..

  • Sean H

    That’s exactly why he should NOT go to jail. He is underage. He should be sent to counseling for his snooping which may lead to shoplifting in the future. But the teacher should go to jail if she makes another mistake like this. But she’ll be blackballed from education because she’s UNFIT for the teaching profession…plain & simple!

  • Sean H

    Because I have worked in the public school system, Jeff? Let’s see you try it! The burden is on the TEACHER, the ADULT to act properly, NOT on the students….What about that do you not understand?!

  • Sean H

    Jeff, it doesn’t MATTER if Emma used the wrong word. So you’re nit-picking because she said SHARED rather than stolen. LISTEN: A TEEN doesn’t have the same responsibility to a TEACHER that a TEACHER has to his/her TEENAGE students (in this case). The teacher was a stupid ass who 1) put smut on her phone in the first place 2) brought that phone to school, 3) had a habit of allowing students to use that phone, 4) was stupid enough to leave it unlocked, ON THE DESK, unprotected by a password. She was a douchebag who couldn’t guard her CELL PHONE, let alone teach a class! hahaha….Southeastern US educational system for ya…

  • Sean H

    For agreeing with John that teachers should show good judgment and have a responsibility to SHIELD their students from such smut? For that, I’m a retard, Jeff? Get a clue, dude!

  • Sean H

    Excuse you, I’m not retarded in the least. I just don’t believe it’s proper to have a teacher bring smut to school. She has a responsibility as a teacher to make correct decisions & have good judgment. Must be something in the SC air.

  • William

    1. It’s spelled fucking.
    2. I’m not a babysitter.

    I use the internet as an excuse for a teacher to have smut on her phone? I’m not even sure you know how far up your ass you reached to assemble that illogical statement.

  • Jeff

    retard.

  • Jeff

    retard

  • Jeff

    sexist retard.

  • Jeff

    again, you’re a retard.

  • Jeff

    Look, I can spam comments too, retard.

  • Jeff

    Retard

  • Jeff

    retard

  • Jeff

    retard

  • Jeff

    retard

  • Jeff

    Retard

  • Jeff

    Sean H is slightly retarded.

  • Jeff

    You really are a retard.

  • Sean H

    Because she is a STUPID teacher, first & foremost. Secondly, we’re talking about S. Carolina, right? Not the smartest tools in the shed, & that area of the US has the WORST schools. All the best colleges, btw are in the Northeast, Chicago area & California!

  • Sean H

    She was asking for it. She got what was coming to her.

  • Sean H

    Wow, you are really STUPID…..your thought process and moral compass are totally LACKING!

  • Sean H

    I agree with you, woman!

  • Sean H

    And you are stupid, Joe Blow!

  • Sean H

    You’re an effing bastard, William. I don’t want you babysitting any of MY KIDS. You obviously use the internet as an excuse for some stupid teacher to have smut on her phone.

  • Sean H

    I agree! As a former sub, & current tutor I would NEVER HAVE that kind of material accessible to students!

  • Sean H

    A-hole….she made it PUBLIC when she brought it to SCHOOL….you’re a moron.

  • Sean H

    Jeff YOU are a retard…to even USE that word. How many days have YOU worked in a public school. I could say you’re an unfit FATHER if you leave that garbage around for your children to see!

  • Sean H

    Thank you! I have worked as both a tutor and substitute. I completely agree with you. Burden is on HER to act like an adult, NOT a bunch of teenagers. Thank you!

  • Sean H

    NOT MEANT to be in school, douche!

  • Sean H

    Thank you Susan…I agree. I was “fired” from the sub list for FAR LESS!!! Thank you!

  • Sean H

    The student is a MINOR…she is an ADULT….comparing apples & oranges, aren’t we?

  • Sean H

    This teacher is the dumbest ass of any of us, Jeff! hahaha

  • Sean H

    Oh BS. It’s MALE students who want her back….look at the petition. They want to get a sneak peek. She is UNFIT for teaching. If I can’t be autistic & substitute, or hypoglycemic & substitute, she CAN’T teach!

  • Sean H

    She shouldn’t be bringing it to school, douchebag! Keep that stuff at home!

  • Sean H

    I completly AGREE with you Emma. I have gotten “do not use” letters from schools for much less serious things, such as a hypoglemic attack I suffered, & my autism spectrum disorder.

  • Sean H

    I agree, John!

  • Sean H

    NO WAY should she EVER be allowed inside a school again. You can’t bring sexual pictures inside a school building. YOU ARE THE ADULT as the teacher & have the burden of responsibility to maintain that your explicit photos remain at home, NOT IN THE SCHOOL….she’s a stupid witch. I can’t blame the student for ruining her career. She did it by bringing smut to school in the first place….she tried to be the students’ friend by letting them USE HER PHONE. I don’t believe her lying ass at all. He had to expose her for what she is: STUPID, CARELESS, SMUTTY. We really want THAT kind of person teaching our children? Yet, as a substitute, for LESS PAY, I have gotten “do not use” letters for having a hypoglycemic attack & telling students I was hungry for a pizza, for not being supposedly “able to teach a math class” to 4th graders when I was caught off guard because I’m a SPANISH certified person……for LEAVING THE ROOM which I didn’t do….I asked the aides if I could use the restroom. If I’m punished for BS like that, this fool should NEVER be able to get a teaching job again. She’s an idiot!

  • Weapone Sharkbait Gambino

    why all the arguing wheres the photo thats all that we should care about

  • Podcatz

    What a pedantic fucktard! Hahahahahaha!

  • benjiro

    The phone was locked. The student broke into her phone. So stop acting all high and mighty. The students of the school want her reinstated. There is nothing in her dossier that makes her unfit to teach beyond your false high moral. Matthew 7:1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged

  • She’s damn hot imho lol. You moms are jealous. Period.

  • Mrs. Priests

    That teacher is pretty heavy and middle aged herself. I don’t see any reason for anyone to be jealous of her appearance! Why wouldn’t she have her phone password protected? Knowing how children behave in this day and age, many are not even taught basic manners let alone have any boundaries set for them. I would expect that if a student were able to access any of my personal information for mischief that they would. I do believe that she should have shared the photos with her husband then deleted them instead of bringing them into the school, especially if she couldn’t be bothered to password protect her phone. I can see why some folks would think she might be something of an exhibitionist, or that she just did not use her head in this instance. I don’t believe she should have lost her job and agree the child that stole the pictures should be punished, and I mean legally not just detention. If I were that heavy and nude pictures were shown around my school I would think the embarrassment of that would suffice to teach me to be more careful with my phone, like password protect it or lock it in my desk. By all this name calling just because someone disagrees with you is demonstrating the same mentality and emotional maturity as the student and very likely his parents if they are ok with his behavior.

  • As a libertarian misogynist who can’t get a date, I believe that if you don’t want innocent boys to steal your nudie photos and post them online, don’t take those photos in the first place. It’s not the boy’s fault, it’s that hussy of a teacher, who is a shameless harlot, because she is a woman. And don’t even get me started on intellectual property, WHICH IS THEFT.

  • William

    You and I must have different standards as to what constitutes sexually explicit. The picture that was circulated can’t even be found on the internet as far as Reddit and 4chan are concerned. Are you the student that took her phone?

    How exactly do you know her phone was unlocked? And how do you know it was unattended? If you left your phone in your purse and one would have to search to find it, but you were mere feet away from it or it was in a drawer in your desk, would that constitute ‘leaving it unattended’ by your standards? If so, do you blame yourself when someone steals from your home when you leave it unattended?

    Also, your analogy is completely irrelevant. ‘Doing drugs’ is illegal. At least I assume you’re referring to an illegal activity. Taking pictures and sending them to adults and consent all around is completely legal. The comparison is laughable at best.

    I’m intrigued to hear about all this ‘evidence’ you speak of since you seem like you have a first-hand account of this situation, despite not sharing any evidence with anyone. Miss anonymous “Emma”.

  • the teacher is being lyched by fat moms lol

  • johnbertin

    Poor judgement on her part, and she has no place teaching in public school.

  • Umm… there is CLEARLY no nudity in the pic, so it is cropped. The picture only shows her face, one shoulder, and the top of a breast. Does that somehow scandalize you?

  • SMH

    Was in neccesary to repost the pic. Sites like this are why I advise everyone to use adblock.

  • Jeff

    That moment when you put your own foot in your mouth. Moron.

  • Jeff

    You’re just as dumb as Emma……Unreal.

  • Jeff

    You are a fucking retard. The phone was not “shared” you idiot, it was stolen and the pictures were taken by the thief. Only in this fucked up society do we make the victim out as the bad guy. The student should be expelled from school for theft. I hope someday someone steals your unattended phone and racks up some CC charges on it, we’ll see how you feel then.

  • swift2010

    she should sue for wrongful consytuctive dismissal and will probably win

  • Vectrex

    Are you fucking serious? You’re = you are. Where does “you are” fit in my fucking sentence. I guess you wouldn’t know that since you did not pass the 3rd grade.

  • Jadis

    It’s you’re not your but I guess you would know that if you graduated the third grade.

  • Jadis

    So sending a risque pic to her husband makes her unfit to be a teacher? What kind of quaker society are you living in? We all have naked bodies under our clothes, who cares? The student should be suspended for going through her phone and she shouldn’t be punished for being a normal human being.

  • Tim Cohen

    Sounds like she wanted the pix to be found by students.

  • Emma

    So?

  • Emma

    Lmao. The human body isnt a beautiful thing when it’s an naked adult body being shared with minors. Its wrong. It’s inappropriate for students to see sexually explicit images of their teacher. She acted irresponsibly in her role. You can’t bring explicit material on an unlocked device (that you leave inattended) to a school and leave it unattended for kids to access (and you can’t leave the kids unattended either).

  • Emma

    You can’t bring sexually explicit material on an unlocked device to a school where you teach minors and leave it unattended.
    If she does drugs after school is that cool too because it’s her private life? Sorry, but no it isn’t when you’re a teacher. Standards are different in that role. This isn’t about slut shaming it’s about her unfitness at her job and her failure in her role as a teacher. There’s lots of evidence to back that up.
    I’m sorry that Leanne suffered an invasion of privacy but that doesn’t cancel out that she failed at her job.

  • Emma

    Nope. You’re talking about a teacher. You can’t bring sexual explicit material on an unlocked device to a school where you teach minors, and leave said device unattended. She failed in her role as a teacher and there is evidence to prove that. She is unfit for the job. You can’t reinstate someone who is unfit for a job – especially one that involves supervising and caring for minor students – just because they’ve suffered an invasion of privacy. If he stole her unattended purse and found the pot she smoked after school would that be okay? Would the stealing cancel out her failure to live up to the standards expected of her as a teacher and her failure in her role? Of course not.

  • Vectrex

    I like how your information is private. Your a coward and you know your dumbshit mentality is going to get you targeted by others for removal of your account. Well played you twat.

  • Vectrex

    Shut the fuck up susan, you air headed twat. The Nude was private to her hubby. Why don’t you worry about the retarded, low life thieves. Wait, you probably support them; Your mentality is as low as theirs.

  • Jean V de Bueil

    Fat people are funny.

  • Jean V de Bueil

    Sasha and Malia just got new matching $2400 Gucci backpacks to wear to Private School. They are going to Vail for Spring Break.

  • DavidPDX

    And why do you have to further embarrass her by publishing the pictures?

  • Troy Wartman

    Technically it would be sexual harassment. As well as a hostile work environment issue.

  • Joe Blow

    You are a vindictive POS. Phuck u.

  • Robert Clayton

    You’re a moron….of course you already know that…..the keyword in your entire post of nonsense is her

  • Joe

    Her phone, the student knew that and still stole it. She should be re-instated and receive a monetary settlement from the school and from the parents of the thief !

  • Anti-Unamerican

    A nude picture intended for your husband is not garbage. The human body is beautiful. The only garbage is the phone thief and you.

  • Robert Mull

    And the kid sent nude photos over his phone he is underage so he should be off to jail.. And she should sue him and his parents..

  • susannunes

    She behaved irresponsibly. She had no business, being a teacher, for having that garbage on her telephone.

  • susannunes

    Idiot teacher resigned instead of trying to force the district’s hand and terminate her and therefore keep her rights to sue in civil court. She is one of these foolish teachers who thinks that if she resigned instead of being terminated, she could resume her career. That is nonsense. The ONLY reason districts “force” teachers to resign is to save money on legal costs either from an administrative hearing or a civil suit. The truth is she will NEVER teach again not just because of the story being plastered all over the internet, but the fact that virtually every public school district in the United States will ask on the teacher applications if that teacher has ever been forced to resign, resigned in lieu of dismissal, dismissed, non-renewed, and so forth. The teacher must answer truthfully or risk license sanctions if found out to have lied. If the teacher tells the truth, he or she will be screened out by HR. The questions are asked in order to blackball you out of a career.

    What the kid did was not okay, but she was an idiot to even have that garbage on her cellphone. It showed poor judgment, and a school district or licensing board will not look upon her favorably.

  • gogetgamer

    the student violated her privacy and should be the one to be punished. This is slut-shaming at its worst, punishing a teacher for having a private life violated by a thief. Punish that perverted evil student.