A is for Apple, B is for . . . : Teacher Mistakenly Places Topless Photo On School iPad . . . Students Suspended For Seeing It

I just saw a rather bizarre story out of Anderson, Indiana where middle school students were using a school-issued Apple  iPad in class when a picture of their topless teacher suddenly popped up. The students, who did nothing but use the device, were suspended and are threatened with expulsion while the teacher has been subject to unspecified action by the school.

The students at Highland Middle School insist that the photo suddenly appeared due to the fact that the teacher’s iPhone was synched with the device.

Assistant Superintendent Beth Clark admits that it was just an accident but then why suspend the students? When student, Joshua Trout, described how he and his friends were just using the device when the image appeared in front of them. Unless there is an allegation that they sought such private files (which does not appear in these stories), it seems odd that they were somehow expected not to see what involuntarily appeared in front of them.

Source: Net5

44 thoughts on “A is for Apple, B is for . . . : Teacher Mistakenly Places Topless Photo On School iPad . . . Students Suspended For Seeing It

  1. Updated story indicates photo wasn’t topless, the boys were given permission to use two particular applications on the ipad, and the boys were punished for exploring other applications including the one which accessed the photo from the cloud.

  2. Another example of idiotic and incompetent school administration. These people have no clue. Probably following some mindless zero tolerance policy. The kids now have zero respect for their principal/superintendent.

  3. I hope this doesn’t end up as some kind of notation of sexual behavior in their “Permanent Record.” Imagine the brew-ha if it had been a picture of a Glock 9mm pistol that they saw on the iPad

  4. I read in Forbes that the initial stories were written based on info from one of the mothers whose child has been suspended. The school is not, thus far, commenting to the media.

    “Despite initial reports that the teacher was nude, the Anderson police department investigated the Monday, Oct. 15 incident and said the image showed the teacher “from the neck down, with partial exposure.” (Kashmir Hill)

    Speculation … and it’s only speculation… in other reports is that the boys were accessing other apps on the ipod without permission and that is how the picture popped up.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/10/18/teacher-accidentally-puts-racy-photo-on-students-ipad-school-bizarrely-suspends-students/

  5. Ah…technology in the classroom–making kids smarter!

    *****

    Blouise,

    If the picture that popped up on the iPad showed a woman from the neck down–how do they know it was a picture of the teacher?

  6. come on you guys! All these additions of information and logical questions are just spoiling a good fauxtrage!

    How can we maintain the appropriate anger & disdain if the facts get in the way?

  7. @Blouise – Wish I had the skills to caption and post that oft-used photo of Bill Clinton (impersonator) running out on the dais. It’d say, “Did someone say a calendar shoot with Blouise, Elaine and SwM???)

  8. I was teaching when the internet first came to schools. We called library/computer duty “booby patrol.” I know MikeS is going to castigate us men about our obsession w/ boobs. Well think Columbine and it is all put in perspective vis a vis obsessions.

  9. junctionshamus,

    Bill wouldn’t like our calendar pictures–but right wingers would. We were dressed in 1950s June Cleaver attire–house dresses, ruffled aprons, pearl necklaces–and were cast doing wifely/motherly duties: scraping carrots, slicing chocolate cake for the kids, dusting furniture, etc.

  10. Lessons from this:

    1. don’t connect your personal stuff to the school stuff
    2. don’t put anything on your techie stuff that you don’t want others to see
    3. don’t give kids techie stuff and then try to restrict their access, they’ll find more on there than you think even exists.

  11. I had a nephew visiting quite often during his teen years. Then I started getting lots of emails inviting me to visit porn sites. He’s doesn’t seem to be more perverted than most of the male population. I think he was just curious. Now the boys just need to look at some of their classmates to see what girls are all about.

  12. “junctionshamus,

    Bill wouldn’t like our calendar pictures–but right wingers would. We were dressed in 1950s June Cleaver attire–house dresses, ruffled aprons, pearl necklaces–and were cast doing wifely/motherly duties: scraping carrots, slicing chocolate cake for the kids, dusting furniture, etc.” (Elaine)

    http://bad.eserver.org/upcoming/82/82/82-graphics/retrohousewife

    Except for SwM … she got to wear a prom dress and a crown.

  13. Blouise & Swarthmore mom,

    Just remember to wear your white gloves when you leave the house…and take advice on proper ladylike behavior from the following video:

  14. Elaine, I will bet none of us married men like that. I avoid them. You still run into men in Texas that call all women “girls” but particularly the men over fifty.

  15. I was actually spoofing Rex Ryan, Jet’s coach. And, I found the clip informative, Elaine. Women have superior olfactory senses which dates back centuries to their needing to be able to differentiate a suitable mate that was not family. That gene must have mutated in Kentucky.

  16. The saddest thing in TX is that men over 50 aren’t the only ones who call women girls! Women bosses also speak about their girls referring to their assistants. Drives me crazy as I am 55 and haven’t been a girl in a long time!

  17. Deborah S.– I believe in the phrase and the philosophy behind “18 Up and Out!” You are constitutionally allowed to vote when you are 18. That is the age of adulthood and citizenship. Forget the BS about still in school and dont know nuthin bout birthin babies. So the Rule should be that no one is called girl or boy after age 18. But dont give them a break either. If they whine then tell them to shut up Man or Woman. If an old fart calls you a “Girl” then call him an “Old Fart”. “Girl” is as sexist and antiquated as one can get. Old Fart fits. If the foo shits tell him to wear it.

  18. Post a copy of the photo at the end of the Principal’s driveway so that he/she must see it when leaving for work. Then move to suspend the Principal for having seen the photo. Have all the kids who have already graduated creat a mob and have them wear tee shirts with the photo on it. Have them Occupy Principal’s Office. Fight back you kids or you are not worth your weight in poo poo.

  19. No consequences to the teacher, suspend the children. Why not? Why should the teacher be punished in any way. Let her show a gun, B for bullet, C for Cross…etc, and watch the fur fly. Love those unions protecting the sacred cows.

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