A Beaver County, Pennsylvania, high school science teacher named Amy Douglas is in big trouble–after students posted a photo on Instagram of Douglas getting her breasts grabbed by two students.
The caption read: “Everyone be jealous that we got to touch Dougie’s boobs.”
The image shows two high school girls puckering their lips and grabbing Douglas’s breasts, over her shirt, as she sticks out her tongue and smiles.
The photo was allegedly taken on the school’s prom night, which Douglas helped organize and chaperone.
Despite the controversy now swirling around Douglas, some parents–including the mother of one of the girls in the photo–are dismissing the photo as horseplay, and claiming that absolutely no sexual contact had taken place between Douglas and any students.
“There were so many pictures being taken,” said the mother. “They were having fun. That was it. That was the end of it. [The photo] was innocently done but stupidly done.”
Apparently, one of the girls in the photo–who put the picture online–is “devastated” over the backlash, and the fact that her teacher may wind up losing her job because of it.
Superintendent Jane Bovalino addressed the controversy: “The behavior depicted in this photograph does not represent the behavior that we expect from our staff. It is a personnel issue so I can’t comment further other than to say that it’s investigation.”
Things don’t look good for Douglas, even though no decision has been reached in whether or not she gets to keep her job. Is her photo really just misguiding fun with some of her students, or a crime worth getting fired over?