As you might imagine, some parents are upset by this. What is interesting, however, is that school district officials are not.
"There's nothing to indicate she's done anything inappropriate with the students," said Knox County School Spokesman Russ Oakes.
Oaks goes on to say like everyone else, teachers have first amendment rights.
But a Tennessee law says they must display appropriate behavior.
At least one school board member says he is not objecting at this time.
"This would make me raise my eyebrows but not call police or freak out as a parent," said board member Indya Kincannon.Teachers have long been held to the kinds of standards of behavior by the same parents who display a far lower level of moral terpitude. Considering this is a new story---does this somehow change the job the teacher has done with the kids since the start of the school year? If the pictures did not impact her work with students before---why should it now? How many of the parents with stones in their hands also thought she was doing a good job before this information was public? These parents are asking the school district to regulate what a teacher does outside of the workday...are the same parents willing to allow their employers the same rights, I wonder?