Teacher to File Lawsuit Over Racy Photos

The high school teacher who lost her job after a student allegedly took intimate photos from her phone without her knowledge is now fighting back.
1:42 | 03/18/16

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We have new developments now in the case of that south Carolina teacher who was fired after a student stole her phone posted a racy pictures. She is fighting back in court and Eva pilgrim has the story. Reporter: Leann Arthur is now planning to sue the south Carolina school district which she says asked for her resignation of a student stole and leaked marketly nude photos of her. I feel raw, violated. It really is something that I'm struggling with on a day-to-day basis. Reporter: The unidentified 16-year-old student has since been charged with computer crimes and aggravated voyeurism for allegedly copying the risque photos from Arthur's phone. I left my phone. I did not knowingly leave my phone sitting on my desk. Didn't think that a student would do that. Reporter: Union county superintendent David Eubanks says Arthur is deflecting responsibility for leaving her phone unprotected and her classroom unsupervised. Teachers have a very strong responsibility to supervise students at all times. Our information indicates that she was not where she should have been at the time this took place. Reporter: Arthur sharing with ABC news a copy of the lawsuit she says she intends to file. The lawsuit would seek damages for defamation and breach of contract. I want to be able to hold my head up and say, you know, I did all that I can do to make sure that I'm getting my dignity back. Some parents in the community are rallying to Arthur's defense. As of this morning an online petition demanding her reinstatement has grown to over 17,000 signatures. For "Good morning America," Eva pilgrim, ABC news, New York.

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