Naughty Pictures of Knox County Teacher Being Investigated

From the KNS:

School security chief Steve Griffin said this morning that his department scoured the web after they received information Friday relating to photographs of Inskip Elementary School teacher Melinda England.

Get ready for an onslaught of this. I predict that “nude teacher pictures” will be the new “doing it with the teacher” in 2008.

The fact is, lots of people have digital cameras, but not many people have common sense. Really, it’s bad enough to let someone else take and have pictures of you in compromising situations, but to post them yourself?

Forget about whether or not it is inappropriate–is this person smart enough to teach kids?

Some people don’t think it’s a big deal, and maybe they are right. But if you are going to be employed by the public (schools) you have expect that they (the public) are going to judge you by the community’s accepted standards–right or wrong doesn’t come into play.

Maybe people will eventually catch on that you can’t do stuff like this and expect that it is going to be copasetic, because chances are we are pretty far away from parents thinking this is ok.

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Comments

Here, here! Excellent analysis of the situation. I am so disgusted by all the “lay off the poor teacher” posts. Her actions are a result of her poor judgment. The standards are higher for certain professions. Thanks for being the voice of reason.

Have you seen the pics? They are nothing more than you’d see in the Sunday advertisements. Yes, I’m talking about your local newspaper.

Miche…I get where you are coming from, but hear me out.

Yes, I’ve seen the pics. And if I were the one doing the judging here, no there isn’t anything wrong with them. Honestly, it wouldn’t matter to me if she were completely nude…it’s up to me to control what my kids see online–not her responsibility.

But the fact is, she should be smart enough to know that this is not ok with everybody, especially in the bible belt.

If she worked in private industry, that would be between her and her employer. But when you work for a socialized entity, you are subject to the whims of the society.

Is this a complete over-reaction? Probably. But she had to expect some kind of reaction. Why risk it?

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