April 02, 2009
Cambridge, England (The Weekly Vice) -- While we'd like to think naughty teacher cases are primarily a U.S. epidemic, England seems to be hot on our heels with cases of it's own - particularly when it comes to a teacher's profile photos.
Natasha Gray, a physical education teacher at Manor Community College, is in hot water after a parent complained about photographs that were found on her iModel.com "Tasha" page.
The photos, which feature Gray in a satiny thong and lacy bra, outraged parents when their 11 to 16 year old children discovered the site. A letter to the school said the photos were "provocative" and "common knowledge" among pupils who attended the school.
Ben Slade, who is the Head Teacher (Principal) of Manor Community College said the photos should not have been published.
"They were completely inappropriate for somebody who is a teacher," said Slade. "They were absolutely not pornographic, but do you want to see your teacher in that way? Probably not."
Slade ordered the removal of the images which included about 8 images in all. Although Gray had not been suspended, he stated that he felt "let down" by the teacher's conduct.
Incidentally, Gray was voted the UK's sexiest teacher on a television show in 2002. She won an ITV competition two weeks before starting her job as a teacher at the school.
Photo credit: Martyn Lent
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
Do pupils want to see photos like that? Inappropriate or not, that was a mighty stupid question to ask.
The Weekly Vice
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