By ERIN ROLL
School officials are investigating after a student at Glenfield Middle School received a lewd photo, which officials say was falsely attributed to a Glenfield teacher.
School administrators determined the sender, who has not been identified, had been sending out explicit photos and cartoons, and making it appear that a particular teacher had been sending them.
The photo was sent to the student via AirDrop on Wednesday, March 20, according to a letter from Glenfield Principal Cheryl Hopper to parents Wednesday afternoon. The student who received the photo immediately told school staff, Hopper said.
AirDrop is a service, commonly used on Apple devices such as iPhones and iPads, that allows the user to send photos, documents and other content.
“We are completing a full investigation to determine who is distributing these disturbing images and falsely attributing them to another sender,” Hopper said.
Hopper urged parents to check their children’s cell phones. “If he/she/they was a recipient of one of these photos, it means their AirDrop is open to receiving photos from anyone. In addition, if your student shares these photos and/or cartoons with others, they will also be in violation.”
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Hopper at firstname.lastname@example.org.