Leigh Anne Arthur had been patrolling the halls when the student swiped the phone off her desk and quickly began sending out the images via text messages and social media.
Arthur told WSPA that when she returned to find the student holding the phone, he turned to her and said, “your day of reckoning is coming.”
Arthur’s resignation comes 13 years into her service as a local teacher.
US news source The State spoke to the superintendent in charge of her school’s district who said that Arthur was in the wrong for leaving her phone unlocked with the photos on there.
“I think we have a right to privacy, but when we take inappropriate information or pictures, we had best make sure it remains private,” he said.
Arthur has not returned to the school nor been in contact with the offending student. However, she has one final lesson for him to learn.
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“I forgive you. It don’t make it anymore right. But what’s done is done and I hope you learned your lesson. And I hope that you learned from this mistake and I hope that you have a wife one day that you treat like gold and you won’t want this to ever happen to her,” she said.
Parents and students have begun signing a petition to reinstate Arthur at the school.
Arthur plans on taking the student to court and will be pressing charges next week.