Every teacher's worst nightmare: Joanne Salley's topless pictures in pupils' hands
* By Andrew Banks, staff writers at The Sun and wires
* From: news.com.au
* April 01, 2011 7:27AM
A TEACHER fled a top private boys' schools in tears after discovering pupils there were sharing topless pictures of her on their mobile phones.
The risqué images of art teacher Joanne Salley, 32, in just a tight pair of jeans were discovered by a pupil at Harrow in London on a memory stick left in the school's photo lab.
Ms Salley, a former model who used to date England rugby star Matt Dawson, was humiliated when she found out that pupils had been sharing them on their mobile phones.
The pictures had been shot by the school's head of photography, professional photographer Fiona Corthine.
In one Ms Salley is draped over a bookcase. In another she stares straight at the camera.
The pictures are believed to have been taken in the school's art rooms.
They circulated so fast that nearly all 825 students saw them.
"They went around like wildfire. Everyone was texting or bluetoothing them. She must be the most popular teacher in Harrow's history," said one pupil
Barnaby Leon, head teacher at the £30,000-a-year ($46,570) school, said: "The pictures were stolen without the agreement of the photographer, who holds the copyright.
"Joanna was understandably very upset."
Pupils were told to delete the pictures from their phones and told they would be suspended if they were caught with them again. Embarrassingly for Ms Salley, the pictures have since made their way onto the internet.