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Georgia teacher under investigation over sexualized ‘CreepShot’ photos of students

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, September 27, 2012 9:55 EDT
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A "creepshot" allegedly published to Reddit by a Georgia substitute teacher. Photo: Screenshot via MyFox Atlanta.
 
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A substitute teacher at East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg, Georgia was fired this week after a user of the popular online forum Reddit allegedly caught him posting photos of a female classmate on a chat board for voyeurs.

The forum where it all transpired is better known as “CreepShots,” a little known corner of Reddit where men share photos they’ve secretly taken of women in public. An individual claiming to know one of the girls in a photo allegedly published by the teacher called him out, apparently sparking a speedy reproach.

“I know that girl, and I know which teacher you are,” Reddit user “its_comin_up” wrote last Wednesday. “I hope you’re looking forward to getting fired, you creepy asshole.” The shockwave from that allegation crested in the pages of lady blog Jezebel that same day, although many questions remained unanswered.

MyFox Atlanta said Wednesday night that they can confirm the Coweta County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the man, and school officials insisted he’s since been fired. School officials also said they carried out a background check before hiring him, but saw nothing to raise their suspicions.

Reddit’s management said seven months ago that moderators were making a concerted effort to ban any and all material that sexualizes children, and asked for users to help spot offending content being submitted. Photos published by the individual in question appear to have been deleted.

This video is from MyFox Atlanta, broadcast Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2012.

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Photo: Screenshot via MyFox Atlanta.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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