(ANDERSON) - Some students at Highland Middle School in Anderson have been suspended after their teacher accidentally synced a topless picture of herself to a school-issued iPad.
Derrik Thomas, of RTV6 reports, Joshua Troutt, 13, said he and three other students were playing a game on the iPad in class when one of the students pressed a button and a photograph of the teacher's partially bare chest was revealed.
Troutt said it is not the student's fault the teacher's photo was on the iPad. He said the photo "popped up" when another student pressed the button."
Anderson police said Thursday that investigators determined that the picture was "from the neck down, with partial exposure."
Detective Joel Sandefur, said since the picture was not pornographic in nature and no other criminal violation could be gleaned from the evidence as presented, the matter was turned over to the school and the police investigation closed.
Assistant Superintendent Beth Clark acknowledged that the incident was an accident, and said the district's technology use policy was followed.
She said the students involved have been suspended and threatened with expulsion.
Troutt's mother said she doesn't believe that's fair. She says her son didn't touch the iPad and she believes the teacher should be fired for sending the picture.
Clark said action has been taken against the teacher, but would not elaborate. She said the students' punishment will not be changed.
If parents disagree with it, they can appeal, Clark said.
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