There are situations that occur in public schools that remind us of how disrespectful some of our students have become. No one knows this better than Lekeshia Jones, a 34-year old former business teacher at Myers Middle School in Savannah, GA.
Jones was recently fired by the school board after it was revealed that students had broken into her phone and taken some nude selfies she’d placed on her device. According to SavannahNow.com, the teacher was fired for “being irresponsible with her phone, for not properly handling or reporting the incident and for insubordination in the weeks that followed.”
Jones says that she comes from a prominent family, but that doesn’t seem to matter much right now.
“Back home [Natchez, Miss.] my family is prominent,” she said. “I’m the Natchez Indians [Mardis Gras Ball] Queen. Nothing like this has ever happened to me.”
According to the paper, the teacher apparently gave the students the password to her phone so they could call home. But she left the phone unattended, which allowed the students to get access to her sensitive pictures.
This series of events led to some students posting the pictures on the Internet. Jones was further disciplined for not reporting what happened to the school, which is another big part of the reason she was dismissed.
The school also says that Jones forged a contract offer in order to get a loan, which is illegal. On top of everything, they say that she left her phone unattended again, leading to yet another student stealing it and getting information off of it. At least that’s what the paper is saying.
Jones says that the students found a mysterious way to get around her password and take screenshots of her selfies. They then put them on social media and the rest was history.
In the tradition of the rapper 2 Chainz, who popularized the term “THOT” (That Hoe Over There), the students created a page with the same name and put the teacher’s images on the page. A lot of kids are now using that term since rappers are using it as well.
“I’m grown,” Jones said. “…Whatever is in my phone is my business … There is nothing in the policy about what you can or cannot have in your phone.”