Teacher quits after nude photo appears on porn site

3:27 PM, Dec 9, 2013   |    comments
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CINCINNATI - A Christian school teacher placed on paid leave last week after a nude photo of her surfaced on the Internet quit over the weekend, school officials confirmed Monday.

A spokeswoman at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy's North Campus said the female teacher, whose name was not released, resigned after she was put on leave Dec. 2 after the school received tips about the photo.

"This individual has decided to resign, effective immediately," wrote Jennifer Murphy in an e-mail to The Cincinnati Enquirer.

"We respect this decision and are thankful for this teacher's ministry while here at CHCA. We also respect this person's right to privacy and expect that others will do so as well. We pray the Lord guides this person and this person's family by His grace and presence as they move on."

It was not immediately clear exactly when the teacher quit over the weekend, but Murphy did say all faculty, staff, board members and parents have been notified.

"We continue to work together to ensure that we have minimal disruption here at the school, remaining focused on fulfilling the mission of CHCA and continuing to be a best in class educational institution," she wrote.

The images, according to reports, were posted on what's referred to as a "revenge porn" website, a site on which users can post inappropriate photos and comments about others without their knowledge or consent. The sites often require those depicted in the photos to pay hundreds of dollars to have their photo removed.

Most religious schools have morality clauses that employees must agree to abide by.

Murphy has said this is the first time the school has had to deal with a situation like this. She has said the photos in no way involved the school or its students.

The school serves around 1,300 students in grades prekindergarten-12.

This is not the first controversy at the school. In June 2012, a music teacher said the school rescinded a job offer after learning he was gay.

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