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Fired teacher speaks out

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A Savannah-Chatham Public School teacher fired because students got on her phone and uploaded scandalous pictures of her to the Internet is talking exclusively to WTOC.

LeKeshia Jones was fired on Wednesday during a hearing because school officials said she violated school policy by being irresponsible for leaving her cell phone out.

Jones said she is still kind of in shock because she has never experienced anything like this, but she feels like it will all work out in her favor in the end.

The Savannah-Chatham Public School System said some students from Myers Middle were punished for taking Jones' phone, finding nude pictures and posting them online.

Jones said these were students that she mentored. She denied that pictures were taken nude, she simply said they were photos that, as a teacher, you would not want students seeing.

Jones plans on fighting this and has an attorney ready to go. Surprisingly, Jones was in pretty good spirits, saying she has a lot of confidence and has forgiven the students. She said her issue is with the school board.

"Right now, I am still happy because that is the person that I am," she said. "I know that I am innocent, and the truth always will prevail. There is no question about that. The school disctrict has won on the front end, but LaKeshia Jones will win on the back end. That is all they can say about me, ‘is she carefree around her kids. She trusted her children.'"

There are still a lot of questions, and Jones answered those in the interview.

WTOC's Elizabeth Rawlins first brought you this story, and she will be digging deeper and will have more for you from this interview, and what Jones said really happened and her plan moving forward on Friday on The News.  

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