PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A U.S. Naval War College professor accused in a complaint of taking a racy photo that was then posted online has been placed on leave.
A text message conversation with a photo of a penis from May and with the Newport, Rhode Island, college's professor John Schindler's name atop it was circulated on Twitter early Monday. It's unclear who posted it.
A blogger sent a complaint to the War College's administration. The college's president has ordered an investigation.
Schindler has refused to discuss the photo, citing legal reasons. He has deleted his Twitter account.
Schindler is a professor of national security affairs and a former National Security Agency intelligence analyst. He has been critical of leaker Edward Snowden and others and frequently engages in heated exchanges with critics on Twitter.