Teacher's school messaging app hacked, sexual photos sent to students

Credit: Fox13Memphis.com

Credit: Fox13Memphis.com

A Tennessee school district is investigating how explicit photos were sent to parents and students from a teacher’s district messaging app.

In a press release, Fayette County Public Schools said the teacher's Remind account, an application used to message and parents and students, and his personal email were hacked.

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The mother, who wanted us to protect her identity, told WHBQ her daughter received some inappropriate pictures from her teacher at Fayette Ware Comprehensive High School in Fayette County.

"If he has explicit pictures of his private area and he's sending them to students that is not right,” the mother said.

Investigators in Fayette County said they are investigating the origin and sender of the messages, while a mother said her daughter is bothered.

"She’s up and down. She's uncomfortable. She doesn’t want to go back to the school,” the mother said.

"She didn’t know what was wrong with her teacher because he sent her inappropriate pictures,” the mother said.

The mother said she spoke with school administrators and she learned the messages were not just sent to her daughter.

WHBQ called school leaders several times to learn how many students received the messages and if the teacher involved is still in the classroom. As of Tuesday morning, our calls have not been returned.

According to Fayette County Public Schools, police have gotten involved.

WHBQ received the following statement on Monday:

The Fayette County Sheriff's Department has been contacted and an investigation is underway to determine the origin and sender of the content. If there was a violation of the Use of the Internet (FCPS policy 4.406), the person responsible will be disciplined according to school board policy. If it is determined that criminal activity has taken place, the person responsible will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 

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