Art teacher is fired because he allows the 18-year-old girl to take topless photos from a 17-year-old classmate in a locked shop cabinet for an art project on the female form.
- Karen Hutchinson, 46, from Lincoln, lent her camera to the girls for the shoot
- She was suspended and then fired by the Priory City of Lincoln Academy in Lincoln
- The photos were published in a portfolio and even displayed on a bulletin board
- She has downloaded the photos themselves and emailed them – around school IT
Joel Adams for Mailonline
A drawing teacher was fired because he allowed a couple of teenage girls to make topless photos in a classroom store cupboard.
Karen Hutchinson, 46, lent her own camera to an 18-year-old girl, so that the student could make photos of a 17-year-old classmate for a project on the female form.
She allowed the couple to use a store cupboard to ensure their privacy – and even locked the door to ensure that they were not disturbed.
But she downloaded the photos themselves and emailed them to one of the girls from her personal email account, bypassing the IT systems of the school.
Head of art and design at Priory City of Lincoln Academy in Lincoln, Karen Hutchinson, was fired about the incident but a hearing said no further action should be taken
And the photo's – of the girl's torso – were part of the photographer's portfolio and were seen by external researchers.
Not only that, but they were also seen by boys at school when they were attached to an A1 portfolio, The Sun reported.
Mrs. Hutchinson was head of art and design at the Priory City of Lincoln Academy.
The independent school requires teachers and parents to sign a pledge, the third line of which is for teachers: "I will make sure that students always wear their uniform in the right way & # 39 ;.
Mrs. Hutchinson (46) said that after she had resigned she had to stop the gift she was given to teach & # 39 ;. She was fired because she allowed an 18-year-old girl to take topless photographs of a 17-year-old girl in a shop cabinet for an art project on the female form
The Priory City of Lincoln Academy, pictured, in Lincoln, asks teachers to make a pledge to ensure that students fit their uniform & # 39; at all times & # 39; to wear.
She was immediately suspended from her job and later dismissed.
Although she insisted that both girls were older than 18, she admitted she was unable to maintain professional boundaries during a misconduct in Coventry.
During the hearing, her actions were compared with sending child pornography and she was told that she had shown a serious loss of judgment, but the hearing decided that no further action would be taken.
Mrs Hutchinson said: "I must give up the gift I have been given – teach others."