Students Suspended For Finding Naughty Pics of Teacher on iPad

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  1. Devin

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    Four middle school students in Indiana were suspended for finding dirty photos of their teacher on a school issued iPad.

    Apparently, the teacher took revealing photos of herself on her iPhone. Then, via Apple’s iCloud Photo Stream service, the photos ended up on the school’s iPad.

    In case you’re not familiar with iCloud or Photo Stream. If you take a photo on one iOS device like an iPhone or iPod Touch, it can appear across all iOS devices using that iTunes account.

    “The digital photograph found by seventh-graders on a school-issued iPad was not of a topless woman and the person depicted in the photo was partially clad and seen from the neck down” said Anderson Police Detective Joel Sandefur.

    Why on earth are the students getting suspended? The teacher was the one who decided to take racy photos. It was out of her negligence that they were synced to the school’s iPad.

    The school explained its decision saying, “A teacher gave certain students access to a school-owned iPad, which had been assigned to her, for a precise purpose of working within two different applications. The students explored the iPad and went to unauthorized applications, one of which was IPhotos. Unbeknownst to the teacher, a picture which was on the teacher’s personal cell phone had been stored in ICloud and therefore streamed to her school-owned iPad.”

    The teacher has also been disciplined according to RTV6, though it didn’t say how.

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  2. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    And where are them pics now?!
  3. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    You would think the school would set up, oh I don't know, a school-wide iTunes account.
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  4. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine Suspended

    Sep 13, 2009
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    Why were the kids punished?
  5. Santee

    Santee Jalapeño

    Nov 13, 2008
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    That's complete bullshit, if the kids hadn't found the picture and were caught using unauthorized apps they wouldn't have been suspended.
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  6. Just Another Gamer

    Just Another Gamer 星空のメモリア-Wish upon a shooting star- Fanboy

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    Why is the student being disciplined in the first place? That bothered me the most when I read this.
  7. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
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    If the context is right, it's ridiculous.

    A penalty for going outside the required apps might be in order (like a detention) but a suspension? That's a bit far. If I was suspended for every time a teacher found me using something other than Microsoft Word on a school computer then I'd probably have dropped out.

    I'd say "I hope the teacher got fired" but knowing the tenure system it's gonna be a pain in the ass.
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  8. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

    Oct 25, 2009
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    It's the schools fault. The public school system is fucking lazy. They could have taken precautions beforehand to protect the students and their own staff members.
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  9. Ethevion

    Ethevion Wannabe Artist

    Sep 23, 2010
    I wish my school had tablets that we could use in class. All we ever got were those heavy ass graphing calculators.
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  10. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

    Dec 23, 2009
    I REALLY wish I was a reporter for a local newspaper right now. Or better yet: the head editor. I'd put up the following headline straight over the first page:


    This isn't "just" a stupid decision on behalf of the school: this goes against all schools should really be about. I've got my high school degree, but I learned the majority of what I rely on in my job by messing around with computers when I was young.
    And damnit...I think pretty much any IT-guy worth their money did that.

    This half assed cover-up has the side effect that it sends the message to all other students to not touch the iPad except for what is requested. End result: the whole advantage of having an iPad in school is thrown out the window.

    I can foresee facepalming solicitation talks in the future...

    Recruiter: *while studying the student's CV* you've used the iPad on school. That's nice...we use those all the time. You're going to love it at our job. In fact: mail me that CV of yours, will you? You can borrow my iPad for it. :)
    Graduated student: erm...and how do I do that?
    Recruiter: it's okay: it's just for me. Just take a picture of it and mail it to me. My address is on this business card. :)
    Graduated student: *nods heavily* ah...of course. Let's see...let's
    Recruiter: *a bit suspicious* well...I've not installed any fancy advanced apps. Perhaps this is the icon you're looking for? *taps button*
    Graduated student: *nervous* ah...hahaha...silly me! Of course.
    Recruiter: did you just press the power button?
    Graduated student: on accident. I meant to press...this one.
    Recruiter: just how much did you use that iPad exactly?
    Graduated student: well...just for two specific apps. We weren't allowed to use any other program.
    Recruiter: basically had to use it as a fancy calculator or something?
    Graduated student:'t...THAT bad, but...
    Recruiter: you never checked what else the iPad could do? Never tried different apps, or how the system works or anything?
    Graduated student: well...I suppose I could learn once I get to work with you? :)
    Recruiter: erm...phew...look at the time. I've gotta go. Can I have my tablet back, please?
    Graduated student: sorry. Your...what?
    Recruiter: ...
    Recruiter: on second thought, I'll also take my business card.

    These sorts of conversations indubitably happen already. The harsh part about it is that the graduate pretty much takes the blame for a retarded school policy. :rolleyes:
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  11. Valwin

    Valwin The Neautral Gamer

    May 11, 2011
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    was the teacher hot ?
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  12. Dork

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    What the hell qualifies as 'unauthorized applications'? Did they even specify that to the kids? Typical public school system.
  13. pokefloote

    pokefloote GBAtemp Addict

    Mar 20, 2009
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    Nah man, wasn't even worth being suspended over.
  14. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Global Moderator

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    Unless the iPhotos app was disabled, and you actually had to jailbreak the thing to enable it again, how in the name of Stanley McFuckBalls is this the student's problem??
  15. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

    Sep 14, 2010
    Because the teachers told them not to use any other apps and the teachers are always right.
  16. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Global Moderator

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    Okay, so is it standard practice to be suspended for using ANY unauthorized app?
  17. DiscostewSM

    DiscostewSM GBAtemp Guru

    Feb 10, 2009
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    Now this begs the question. If they didn't jailbreak it, then the only way they could see such pictures, unless I'm mistaken, is if they had the same iTunes account as the teacher, to which the question must be asked...did they find out her iTunes account, or is the teacher using a school-issued iPhone that has the same iTunes account as the rest of the devices at that school? The former would be completely the fault of the students, but the latter would be completely the teacher's fault for misuse of school-issued material.
  18. Dork

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    Probably not, but because of the content they found, the school went apeshit and lost all rational thought.
  19. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

    Sep 14, 2010
    Of course not. I'm not saying I agree with it, I'm saying that they can blame it on the students so they will. The real problem is, will they have to suspend anyone who opens an app they shouldn't use now?
  20. DaggerV

    DaggerV Archmagi of the Emerald Moon

    Dec 3, 2009
    United States
    Came for the pics, leaving disappointed.
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