Police: Gahanna teacher involved in explicit video shared by students considered victim


GAHANNA, Ohio — The Gahanna Lincoln High School teacher involved in an explicit video shared by students is considered a victim in the investigation, according to Gahanna Police.

"We are investigating how the private and intimate images were accessed or hacked and who shared the images with students," said Gahanna Police Chief Jeffrey Lawless.

Police said a student on Snapchat was sent a photo collage, which included nudity. The student identified the person in the photo as the teacher. Police spoke with the teacher and investigators believe someone gained access to her personal account. Police said they expect to file charges against whomever did those things.

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10TV reported Wednesday night the teacher was placed on leave after students viewed and shared a private and explicit video involving her, according to an email obtained by 10TV from Superintendent Steve Barrett to GLHS parents.

“We believe this is an isolated incident, and it is being addressed,” the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools superintendent said in the email provided to 10TV by several GLHS families. “Like you, we are concerned, and we are taking this situation seriously.”

"We are committed to ensuring our schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for our students," the superintendent said in the email.

10TV reached out to the teacher for comment. She declined an interview.

Stay with 10TV and 10TV.com as we learn more about this developing story.

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