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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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Voice of reason........you are the pot calling the kettle black :)

No pot or kettle here grasshopper. The issue here is that while Ms. Looneys action may be morally questionable, it wasn't illegal. The actions of the ex and the student ARE illegal and they should face the appropriate charges for having committed a crime.

What this woman does in her private life has nothing to do with this. If these photos were stolen and posted without her permission, the student and the ex-boyfriend should absolutely face criminal and civil charges!

I can not believe that the district ask for her to resign. She is the victim. Maybe everyone needs to look at the ones that did the act of stealing and posting these photos. The "little girl" that posted those photos should look at why she was kicked off the squad in the first place and the "ex" boyfriend should now see why he is the ex.

I also can not believe that KETK can not find real news to post on tv instead of petty stuff like this. SHABBY NEWS REPORTING

Keeping my fingers crossed that Neal "moron" Barton doesn't put his -2ยข worth in.

Ran out of room. What is going to happen to little miss Autumn, I'm sure she is of the age to know she is wrong for what she did regardless of who sent her what. Maybe someone should check into that relationship a little bit more! Maybe she needs to learn to suck it up and take it like a women when she messed up and got kicked off the team!

The fact that she is a unfriendly person has nothing to do with her or her job! That is one of the MANY things wrong with JISD! Everyone has done some things in there life that they may regret and can not change. That does not give anyone the right to post or say anything about anyone. I think someone needs to check into why the ex boyfriend gave the pic to a minor HELLO!! That is worse then what she did (she did hers in privacy for her boyfriend not for EVERYONE to see).

I agree with the other person. She is very unfriendly, but again this is Krystal we are talking about. So NDN, I hope youre not a parent. Since you condone nude photos, I feel sorry for your kids if you ARE a parent.

katelyn Whitely... have you no shame?? aren't you the kid I heard got in trouble for spreading rumors and lies about Ms. looney at the school last year and got suspened??? I heard several rumors of you.... why don't you stop being so jealous of Ms. Looney, grow up, and enjoy your senior year! In the real world, mommy doesn't protect you from spreading lies and ATTEMPTING to ruin someone's professional life.

Still don't see what her being unfriendly has to do with any of this!! Yes KW I am a parent of a kid that goes to JISD! I don't condone what someone did in their private relationship to be made public by someone that got there feelings hurt! The point I'm trying to make is why are the ex and the green girl supposed to be left alone, he is a adult she is a minor sending nudes of anyone to a minor is against the law. Morals or no Morals!!

Wow. You really don't get it do ya? You should try curling up with a good book (with big words and no pictures) next to the warmth of the cross you're burning.

in big trouble and the dumb guy that did it Jerry.

I live in Jacksonville and I know Krystal Looney. And I know who got the pictures of her and sent them out to people. But even if Autumn Green was mad at her dosent recall her to post naked pictures of her on Facebook when she knows everything get around FAST! So its really stupid in Autumn way for her to do such a dumb thing. More pressure is on Looney now cause of her. This is on her record now, and she was doing really good to be 25 and Green has ruined everything for her. So green should get

Krystal should be allowed to teach. She did not post these pictures herself. I agree that the ex should be held accountable for distributing nude photos to a minor. I understand the she is responsible for the nude photos, but we don't even know if they were taken with or without her knowledge. Regardless, it's sad to know that someone is so bitter about a high school cheerleading position they'd ruin someone's life. Its scary what extremes people will go to to get revenge.

Having spent several semesters in college with Krystal, I know she is a fair and friendly person. She had some private moments taken and displayed in a childish temper-tantrum. Autumn has caused trouble since she was young and will continue to do so unless she is held accountable. She knew it would cause problems and that was her goal. Behavior and attitude like that is why she was pulled from the cheer squad. Krystal should get her job back if she wants it.

I'm not from Jacksonville, and don't know Krystal Looney. But in my opinion anyone anywhere has done something stupid in their past that comes up to bite them in the future. But, it is the past and should have been buried there. It is not Ms. Looneys fault that something like this happened and honestly it doesnt matter who give the girl the pictures, it is what she did with them that was unacceptable. But to the teacher, Ms. Looney, my prayers are with you thru this. -sirfirehazord on facebook

How is it that Autumn Green knows the ex-boyfriend in the first place, and that such pictures even existed? Sounds fishy all the way around. Something should be done to both the ex and to Autumn Green. Him for providing nude pictures to a minor, and her for posting them. Sounds like two petty people out for revenge. There are consequences to be had.....deal with them!

Mrs. Looney should not have had nude photos. Had she not had this young man take the photos then they would not have been floating around out there. Surely they will not consider reinstating her, if so there will be a lot of upset parents!!!!!!! Last night on the news two men commented that they thought it was carried too far, but had it been a male teacher they both would have been on the ban wagon!! I do NOT want her teaching our children!!!!

ARE YOU SERIOUS? YOU ARE DEFENDING AUTUMN GREEN? THAT LITTLE @#$%& HAS COMMITTED A CRIME ALONG WITH THE EX. THE TEACHER IS THE VICTIM HERE. MAYBE SOMEONE SOMEDAY WILL SHAKE THE BONES LOOSE FROM YOUR CLOSET AND LET THEM SPILL OUT ON THE PUBLIC STAGE!!

Krystal rightfully lost her job. She signed a contract and knew full well that morality played a part in her continued employment at JISD. She screwed up and lost her job as a result. Trying to bring anything else in to the argument is just a sad attempt to muddy the waters and obfuscate the real point. (Which is that she broke her morality clause and rightfully lost her job.)

To: Concerned Mom, Seriously, let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Nobody is better then anyone else and you may have something in your past that will come up sooner or later and nearly ruin your life. All this woman has done was her job kicking the girl off the cheerleading squad. It doesnt matter how the girl got the pictures or where they came from. If the girl were standing infront of this teachers home and took pictures of her thru a window, then posted them online, then what?

How do you overlook the fact that she is nude? I have heard so many opinions today about the subject and the majority is happy that she resigned, a few men and Looneys relatives see no harm in posing nude. Had this been someone else the family would have been all over this!

Can you sit there and say you have never done anything remotely kinky in the privacy of your bedroom? With a person you trusted and/or had an intimate relationship with? Nothing for simple pleasure? Many people have done things that should never be made public including several people from JISD. I positively know things that some have done and they are still working there even though they were made public. DWI, affairs, brawling, none of which are positive for students. Yet there they are.

How do you overlook the fact that NOTHING Ms. Looney has done is illegal. The actions of the ex and ms. Green ARE illegal. Try to keep up with the rest of the class and stick to the issue here.

THIS WOMEN SHOULD BE GIVEN HER JOB BACK AND IF I WAS HER I WOULD REALLY FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST ALL PARTIES RESPONSIBLE.

If she is ever rehired I'll bet she comes down off of her high horse, HAHAHA Who knows, she might actually be halfway friendly at school from now on.

To Mustang Gt and the others who don't like Krystal simply because you say she is unfriendly: She is there to teach, NOT to be your friend. If that is the only reason you are happy she got into trouble, then look to see why she wasn't friendly to you. She didn't set out each morning to be rude to y'all. She wasn't on a high-horse. You just couldn't see that cause she didn't cater to you.

NO IT WAS NOT HER FAULT THAT HER PICTURES WERE MADE PUBLIC AND WHOEVER MADE THEM KNOWN TO THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE CAUSE THAT IS JUST NOT RIGHT. WHO DOES THAT HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT KNOWING THAT YOU JUST COST SOMEONE THERE JOB AND REPUTATION.

Why is the ex boyfriend not being looked at for providing nude pictures to a minor?

And why was my previous comment which is the question above being erased? Truth hurt?

She isn't a minor, the ex-boyfriend and Green are just sick.

It is really sad that she had to lose her job over this. What about Autumn Green? What happens to her? Nothing!

I think there should be something done to the girl and the ex-boyfriend for giving a minor nude pictures. The teacher should have not lost her job even though the pics were of her.

So why isn't Looney's ex-boyfriend being charge with providing nude photos to a minor???

Autumn is not a minor! It was college cheerleading!
Which she was also fired from for inappropriate things!

I Dont feel is Looneys fault. The picture were revenge b/c she kicked off an student frm her cheerleading squad. The picture also came frm someone who she had relations with and she trusted, she must of saw his true color and that why hes her EX-BOYFRIEND. I really dont think Looney should of resigned or lost her job for something that she had no control over and that student that posted the pictures some action should be taken against her/him!

IMO Krystal Looney is a very unfriendly person and doesnt need to be teaching children .

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