School officials say that a teacher at a high school in Prince George’s County sent s*xually explicit photos to all of the students by accident.
Principal Taryn Washington sent a letter home on Friday to tell the families of students at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro about the news.
The letter says that the photos were “inadvertantly” sent in an email to all of the school’s students and that the message was quickly taken back by the school’s administration.
Wise Jr. High school Teacher accidentally sends sexually explicit photos to all students. Here is a statement sent out to parents. Please do not share photos on social media pic.twitter.com/y7nE5IQiQJ
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Even though the photos were taken down, the letter said that “many people have seen them and shared them with others.” In response, Principal Washington is asking the students and the rest of the community to stop sharing the photos.
The letter goes on to say that “appropriate steps have been taken about the employee,” but it doesn’t say what those steps were. Principal Washington said that mental health professionals and professional school counselors will be available to help students who need help because of what happened.
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The letter didn’t say anything about the employee who sent out the photos or what might have caused the mistake. It also didn’t say when the students got the pictures.
Here is the full letter that was sent to families:
Dear Families, I am writing to inform you about an incident at Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School today. A Wise employee inadvertently emailed a message that included s*xually explicit photos to all students. Immediate action was taken by school administrators to retract the correspondence, however, many individuals saw the photos and have since shared them with others. I am asking that all students, as responsible online citizens, not share the photos by email, social media outlets or other avenues. Our Mental Health Clinician and Professional School Counselors are available to provide direct support as needed to any student. Appropriate steps have been taken regarding the employee. We sincerely regret this incident. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 301-780-2100 or email@example.com. Thank you for your continued support.
Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School
The Prince George’s County Police Department has decided not to press charges and has stopped looking into the matter. Follow us on The Express to find out about more news like this.