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Jacksonville teacher resigns after inappropriate pictures were put online

Jacksonville teacher resigns after inappropriate pictures were put online
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POSTED: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 9:44pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 4, 2011 - 8:34am

JACKSONVILLE-- 25-year-old Krystal Looney taught at Jacksonville High School up until inappropriate pictures of her surfaced on the internet during the Christmas break.

An anonymous caller tells us Autumn Green, who says she was kicked off a cheerleading squad coached by Looney, posted the pictures online.

We spoke with Green, who says she put the pictures of Looney on her facebook wall. Green tells us she did not realize Looney would lose her job.

"It was spur of the moment. I realize it was petty, and I feel really, really bad about that. It's horrible that she lost her job, and I feel horrible," says Green.  She says she got the pictures from Looney's ex-boyfriend.

Looney did not want to comment, but other sources confirm the pictures were taken off and Looney resigned.

Superintendent Joe Wardell says, "All I can tell you is that we did have a teacher resign over Christmas break. We're very limited by law as to what information we can give out about any kind of personnel issue."

Jacksonville's employee standards of conduct says: "Employees shall be held to the same professional standards in their public use of electronic media as they are for any other public conduct."


Still, some say it's not Looney's fault the pictures were made public.

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I went to school with krystal and don't really care for her at all. She thought she was better than everyone else. Being on the inside and seeing her family it makes sense she would have naked pics of herself. But honestly the whole thing is stupid, if she wants naked pics of herself out there than its her business. Hell I would of liked to see them. Welcome to the level you think your better than krystal. Oh sorry I was so late on posting something been busy.:)

That whole 'borderline pedophile' statement is ridiculous. You are either a pedophile or you aren't...and she isn't. She has never had any inappropriate relationships with her students, and has never even been accused of such. It is wreckless and insensitive to throw around such baseless accusations. This woman's life has been torn apart because of one bad judgment call, but it is completely inappropriate for KETK to air personal details such as her parents names and job titles.

Wow really ya'll need to grow up and worry about your own lives i'm pretty sure not everyone is innocent in doing things like that so just shut up. It's her business autumn is an immature lil girl and obviously the idiot that sent the pictures to her is also immature. End of story theres no reason to go around and put gas on the fire. It's bad enough let her go on with her life, and ya'll go on living yours, cause im sure if you were in her shoes you would want it to be forgotten.

Krystal Looney is a bad teacher, a borderline pedophile who flirts with most every male student, especially athletes. She shows little or no respect for other teachers who really DO know what they're doing, and she's lucky to be resigning over something this trivial, because she was headed down a much more serious path. Krystal is not a good teacher, and her Mother being in a position of authority helped Krystal get her job and hold on to it. There is a marked lack of professionalism in JHS.

and btw... you obviously have absolutely ZERO class or respect for people.... I'm sure Krystal's mother does not appreciate you writing such non-sense and trying to bring her name into the light.
For your information.... Krystal taught my student and she improved 4 reading levels that year. She was hired on her own merit because of her talent to TEACH and RESPECT the students. The students trusted her. Go ahead and look a fool on here... 5 months later... absolutely PATHETIC "Outsider"!!

bahaha funniest thing I have seen! you are an idiot!:
One- it was FIVE months ago... move on! she has!
two- she doesn't flirt with ANY students up there.... she dresses extremely conservatively to keep the male students THINKING anything of her. she never wore dresses, skirts, or showed any skin because of that. never shook their hand, NOTHING. so what's your proof? or are you just an immature jealous idiot TRYING to start drama again? GROW UP!
btw... she's teaching again! ;)

Krystal Looney is a bad teacher, a borderline pedophile who flirts with most every male student, especially athletes. She shows little or no respect for other teachers who really DO know what they're doing, and she's lucky to be resigning over something this trivial, because she was headed down a much more serious path. Krystal is not a good teacher, and her Mother being in a position of authority helped Krystal get her job and hold on to it. There is a marked lack of professionalism in JHS.

You are all idiots, and have no idea of the story. Jerry Thornburg is a liar, cheater, and needs help. Autumn Green is a nasty girl who has no respect for herself or others. Krystal shouldnt have sent pictures to an immature guy, however its not like she knew people were THAT disrespectful to post them on the internet. I think all of you bad talking Krystal, need to shut up and think about what all you have done in your own life.

I WAS A CHEERLEADER AT JBC AND GREEN GOT KICKED OFF FOR BAD BEHAVIOR! I CHEERED WITH THE EX AND I DO KNOW FOR A FACT THAT LOONEY AND HIM HAD A RELATIONSHIP. I HAVE EMAILS AND PICTURES TO BACK UP THIS INFORMATION. ABII, I KNOW U ARE READING THIS, I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU BC UR HUSBAND IS A LIAR AND A CHEATER! ID LOVE TO MEET WITH YOU AND SHOW U ALL THE MESSAGES! HE WANTED THE PICTURES! GREEN AND THE EX NEED TO PAY FOR THE THINGS KRYSTALS HAS LOST DUE TO THERE IMMATURITY.

How about...you stop typing in all caps. It's loud and annoying and it feels like you're yelling at us. We get it- you've got your point across.

Well....LMFAO, we have this, a sexual assault at a bus stop which the JISD refused to act upon, teachers picking and choosing, and wearing gang colors and gang shoes....what is next? These adults if that is what we are to call them sating yes Ma'am and no sir....shouldn't be sending any one pictures of themselves (even if it is their BF) just in case. DUHHHHH

THIS IS KRYSTAL'S LIFE!!! STAY OUT OF IT!!!! HER PERSONAL LIFE WAS BETWEEN HER AND HER BF AND AS SOON AS HE FOUND OUT SHE WAS TIRED OF HIS GAMES AND WAS READY TO MOVE ON, HE WANTED TO GET EVEN SO HE FORWARDED THE PICTURES SHE SENT HIM TO GREEN. GREEN IS THE ONE IN THE WRONG. GETTING INTO BUISNESS THAT WASNT EVEN HERS. THIS WAS NOT FAIR FOR KRYSTAL AT ALL. SHE LOST EVERYTHING BECAUSE A LITTLE 19 YR OLD GIRL WANTED "TO GET EVEN". I WAS A CHEERLEADER AT JBC ALONG WITH GREEN AND GREEN GOT KICKED OFF

YOU CAN GO TO WORK,DO YOUR JOB,BE A GREAT EXAMPLE TO YOUNG PEOPLE,AND STILL HAVE A PRIVATE LIFE...BECAUSE A PRIVATE LIFE IS JUST THAT...PRIVATE...UNTIL SOME MORON MAKES IT PUBLIC.MARRIED COUPLES ALOT OF TIMES TAKE PICS OR VIDEOS OF EACH OTHER,BUT THEY DON'T INVITE THE KIDS IN TO THE LIVING ROOM TO WATCH THEM ON FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT! ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT? NOPE.WHAT WOULD MAKE THAT WRONG IS SOME STUPID IDIOT HANDING THE PICS OR VIDEOS OUT TO THE KIDS TO SEE.THEN THE PRIVACY IS GONE TOTALLY!!

ALSO, ALOT OF THESE STUDENTS,COLLEGE OR NOT,HAVE PROBLEMS WITH AUTHORITY AND HAVE IT OUT FOR TEACHERS ANYWAY NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE.THAT IS THE JERK,SPOILED,STUDENT'S FAULT NOT A TEACHER'S.IF AUTUMN WAS INVILVED WITH SOMEONE,THEN SHE IS JUST AS WRONG AS THE NEXT PERSON.THE IDIOT THAT HAD THE PICS WAS STUPID FOR ACTING LIKE A LITTLE BRAT KID,AND HANDING THEM OUT,THAT WAS IMMATURE.TONS OF PEOPLE TAKE NUDE PICS BETWEEN COUPLES,FOR PRIVATE USE,AND THERE IS NOTHING SHAMEFUL ABOUT THAT.

I LAUGH AT ALL THE TALK ABOUT MORALITY,WHAT THE TEACHER SHOULD OR SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE BEING A TEACHER,AND BEING AN EXAMPLE...WAKE UP BRAINBUTTS....SHE DIDN'T POSE FOR PLAYBOY,AND SHE DOESN'T HAVE HER OWN NUDE WEBSITE...I WOULD BET THAT QUITE A FEW PEOPLE,YES EVEN ONES POSTING ON HERE,HAVE TAKEN A PIC OR TWO OR HAVE SLEPT WITH MULTIPLE PARTNERS,AND HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF THAT WAS SPILLED ALL OVER THE INTERNET??? SEE?? WHAT SHE DOES ON HER OWN TIME -IN PRIVATE- IS HER BUSINESS,NOT HER STUDENTS'.

I think we all have done things stupid in our past, however JISD employees sign an agreement like the article says--"Employees shall be held to the same professional standards in their public use of electronic media as they are for any other public conduct." and if I were her I wouldn't want to teach a bunch of hormonal boys that may have seen a picture of me naked, and as a parent of a hormonal boy I wouldn't want her to teach them. She still has her license and can go somewhere else.

Ms. Looney made a very poor choice. Whether she is "rude" or not has nothing to do with her job performance abilities. The issue at hand is that an adult published the photos without her consent. No one in their right mind believes Ms. Green didn't know that the photos would cause Looney to lose her job & for that matter if Ms. Green actually does she better be thankful that breathing is involuntary bc she obviously doesn't have the brain capacity to remember to do it on her own.

I sometimes think people forget that we ALL reap what we sow and ALL of us are accountable for what we do while we are here on earth, good or bad. HE sees all and HE knows all. Right is right and wrong is wrong....

Autumn is not in this alone. Krystal also had issues with another married cheerleader and issues that her husband was causing. I firmly believe this was their vindictive way of getting even with her. They are both narcissistic individuals and bent on destroying her because they didn't like her policies. Remember amber and Janet what goes around comes around.

Shopgirl09 seems to act like she's currently involved with the ex.

No I just know more about the story than you do!

There is a story in the news today about a 19 year old convicted of sending porn to a 14 year old. He is facing a year in jail. The ex-boyfriend should be prosecuted and the student expelled

She isnt a minor! She isnt in high school .

That's not what I'm hearing Shopgirl09..

Green is a college student and is not a minor.

Doesn't matter. He should have deleted them not distributed them. Minor or not. Sending them to me would be illegal. Get it yet dummy? What Autumn did with the pics is illegal. Minor or not.

I love how at the hint of drama these wanna-be lawyers come crawling out of the woodwork. Care to link to something that carries a little more authority than the word of some anonymous poster on a news website?

yes, what this woman does in her spare time is her business but you also have to remember she was a cheer coach. if she expected those girls to act a certain way she should act that way too. green was in the wrong too. this whole situtaion is a sad one and could have been pervented if looney had done what she was expected to do or not to do.

Apparently she acted exactly the way she wanted them to act. She didn't attempt to hurt and ruin their lives this way.

she may not have attempted to hurt or ruin their lives, but i know the cheer girls were held to a standard that looney couldnt uphold. i also know for a fact cheer girls are not allowed to pose nude for pictures and if they do and the cheer coach found out, they would be kicked off the team. now, im not saying what green or the boyfriend did was right but looney was supposed to be a role model to those girls and other people. well, some role model she turned out to be..

And im sure some of yall have done things with a guy or girl you wuldnt want posted online

It's funny how all of you that doesn't like krystal Looney write all this stuff about her online but, i bet hardly any of yall would say it to her face. Yes I understand that nude pictures of her were posted but she could not help the fact that Autumn Green was to chicken to come tell krystal the problem she had about bieng kicked of the squad and posted those pictures.So give her a break what she does with her boyfriend"s are her business not anyone else's.

I dont have problem wit krystal.. Im just tellin the truth and I would say it to her face.... I have before!

I have nude photos online and haven't been fired. I can't imagine how skin is inappropriate. Maybe I missed seeing a science study that says skin is dangerous.

I agree with you 100%. But you have to think about where we are! Welcome to east Texas!! Small minded people irritate me.

She always walked around like the thought, in her small mind, that she was better than everyone. She is very rude, not friendly and not a good teacher so I think that it is a plus that she resigned. She would do better in a larger school so Im sure she can go to Dallas and will have no problem finding a job. She will fit in nicely in Dallas, they all have attitudes :)

If being a rude and unfriendly is a crime then they should have canned Mrs. Gowin along time ago!! Jacksonville needs to wake up!!

The "ex" did not distribute nude pictures to a minor!
Autumn isnt a minor. She is in college and this cheerleading squad that she got kicked of was a college cheerleading squad!
Krystal was also fired from being the cheerleading coach.. Because of inappropriate behavior!

THAT IS A LIE. JUST SPOKE WITH SOME OF HER CLASSMATES.

Deserved to get into trouble for it bcuz she should be setting examples for students and not talking crap about them to other people. krystal shouldnt of sent the nude pics to "the ex" when he told her not to and he probably wouldnt of sent them to green.. He didnt know what she was going to do with them. yea green might still be mad but everyone makes mistakes and.i know she feels bad for it but its already done.

Time to go back to College Krystal! Haha

If he didn't want the pics he would have and should have deleted them. Why keep them and why send themto a student? A MINOR student, which unless you've been living under a rock, is soooo illegal! !!

well if u would read other posts u would see that she is NOT a minor. He didnt save the pics but they were stilll on the phone.. Maybe if she would stop bein obsessed with ppl she would of got the hint that he did not want them.

They were still on the phone because he chose not to delete them like the rest of us do with unwanted pics and crap.

first off her ex became her ex bcuz she was psyco and he didnt want To be wit someone that was going to be all obsessed. Second, they werent together when she sent them pictures! he didnt want them pics but u know her being her immature self sent them anyways. She is two faced and cant be trusted.. She was obessed with him and would go by his house all the time. Autumn got kicked off becuz krystal was jealous! Autumn was talking to someone and krystal got mad and made a HUGE deal. Krystal deser

Nothing you said here has anything to do with the fact that this isn't a question of morals or psycho jealous exgirlfriends. The point you're ignoring is regardless of any behavior by Ms. Looney in this matter, none of it was illegal !! The ex and young Ms. green have committed CRIMES. Broken the law. GET IT!?

Well she shouldnt of sent them in the first place!

Anyone that really knows Krystal Looney, knows what kind of person she is. Its just like her to let someone snap nude pics of her too. Thank God she is no longer teaching here! Some of you are blaming the Green girl, and she should not have posted. But GET REAL if Krystal had more morals than to pose naked, then yes, she should not be teaching high school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You speak of morals yet you find it morally acceptable for a teen to violate her teachers privacy, use it to humiliate her publicly and ruin her career because she got kicked off the cheerleading squad for prior bad behavior? You really shouldn't speak of morals.....or speak.

voise of reason, YOU really shouldnt speak. you obvouisly find it acceptable for a teacher and a cheer coach, who by the way is supposed to be someone that young adults can look up to and strive to be like, to pose nude and send pictures. krystal looney is a very conniving, immature person. i know her personally and have seen her many times outside of a school setting. she thrives off drama, and i hope this whole ordeal has fulfilled her need for attention, and she grows up a little bit.

she got kicked off cuz krystal was jealous!
it wasnt her teacher.. Autumn is not n high school anymore!

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