CINCINNATI -- A teacher at a Cincinnati-area Christian school has
been placed on paid leave after a nude photo of her surfaced on the
A spokeswoman at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy's
North Campus confirmed that the female teacher, whose name was not
released, was put on leave Monday after the school received tips about
"We can confirm we have an employee who appears in some
photos that have been compromised and made digitally available," said
spokeswoman Jennifer Murphy. "By compromised, I do mean were made
available without her knowledge or consent."
The images, according
to reports, were posted on what's referred to as a "revenge porn"
website, a site on which users can post inappropriate photos and
comments about others without their knowledge or consent. The sites
often require those depicted in the photos to pay hundreds of dollars to
have their photo removed.
The nondenominational private school is
investigating the situation. It notified staff, faculty and parents of
the situation via email Tuesday evening.
The school is not releasing details about the teacher or the situation to protect the teacher's privacy.
Most religious schools have morality clauses that employees must agree to abide by.
said CHCA, which also has a location downtown, does have policies
regarding employee behavior. But she said the circumstances here aren't
"We don't know the intent as to how it was provided," she
said. "Our goal at this time is to inform faculty and staff and make
sure we have minimal disruptions. We are a Christian school and a
Christ-centered environment. We don't want to compromise the learning
environment for our children."
She said this is the first time the
school has had to deal with a situation like this. She said the photos
in no way involved the school or its students.
The north campus, serves around 1,300 students in grades prekindergarten-12.
This is not the first controversy at the school. In June 2012, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported on a music teacher who said the school rescinded a job offer after learning he was gay.