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Teacher plans to press charges against students

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A teacher plans to press charges against 14-year-old students who she said are the reason she lost her job. 

Lekeshia Jones was fired Wednesday by the Savannah-Chatham County School Board after officials said students took her phone and posted nude pictures of her online.

There is new Georgia law now against cyber bulling but it wouldn't punish these students because the law passed in July. The students made posts before the law was passed into legislation.

But Jones said she still plans to charge them with theft and invading her privacy.

Jones said she can't believe her own students would do something like this to her, stealing her phone and posting what school officials say were nude pictures online.

"I feel like I was victim, like I had been violated," said Jones.  

According to a new Georgia law, children who are involved in this type of cyber bullying could face serious charges.

"What it does is, it basically criminalizes people who post nudity or sexually explicit content without someone's consent on the internet," said Attorney Jamie Casino.

Jones said these were Mean Girls almost straight out of the movie. Remember the burn book where girls would post hateful things about their peers and teachers?

Jones said her picture was posted to a Facebook page called Thots for Myers. She said the girls admitted that they go around trying to get personal pictures of people that they can publicly shame on this website.

Jones said the site was taken down not long after it was reported, but WTOC found what could be another site that was recently created called Myers Thots, but it's not clear if it's related to the original.

"You don't get rid of an educator because of what some children did to the educator," said Jones.

She's also suing the school board for wrongful termination.

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