MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- Marshalltown police are investigating a complaint about a high school teaching assistant.
“On Friday we received a complaint related to a non-licensed employee at Marshalltown High School. We take all complaints seriously, so the employee was placed on leave and the Marshalltown Police Department began an investigation,” said Jason Staker, a spokesperson for the Marshalltown School District.
The female employee has not been charged. Students say she sent a nude photo of herself to a male student and he shared it with his classmates.
“She was just standing there naked and just taking a picture,” said high school senior Lino Rivera.
Police have yet to confirm the allegations.
“The nature and validity of the allegations are still being investigated. We are at the early stages of this investigation and it has not been determined whether or not criminal charges will be filed,” said Marshalltown Police Chief Michael Tupper.
The school district has clear guidelines for staff regarding social media. According to the policy, employees are required to model responsible and appropriate conduct both at and away from school.