SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - WTOC has exclusive new details about a teacher who was fired from Savannah-Chatham County Public School System after officials say they found nude pictures of her on her phone.
Lekeshia Jones is a former middle school teacher at Myers Middle School. She was fired earlier this month after she said several eighth graders hacked into her cell phone, stole private pictures of her and posted them on the internet.
WTOC got a hold of some of the documents that SCCPSS used to investigate.
Five students from Myers Middle School gave voluntary statements to campus police saying that there were nude pictures of their teacher online. One student confesses to taking Jones' phone, finding a picture with her legs open and sending it to another student. But according to Jones, she was not nude but it was a very personal picture of herself.
"None of my body parts were showing," said Lekeshia Jones.
Jones says she's a victim of bullying by her own students. She tried to make that clear to the school board by writing a grievance letter, asking "Where are my rights as an employee and what about my expectation of privacy?'
She didn't think her job was on the line at first because she was offered a contract for the 2014-2015 school year but was then fired in July. Jones says the school system violated the Fair Dismissal Act.
According to the law offices of Brock, Clay and Calhoun in Atlanta, conduct from a teacher's prior contract year cannot be used in the context of non-renewal, termination or suspension.
Jones says she is suing the school board to now pay her entire year's earnings and she has already filed an appeal with the state school board.
"I have to make some changes now because you have bills to pay," said Jones.
Jones has gotten a job at a high school out of state because she does still have her teaching license. Of course we will continue to keep you updated.