Brit school rocked by art teacher’s topless photographs

April 1st, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr 1 (ANI): Topless photographs of an art tutor at a 30,000 pounds-a-year private school in Britain were circulated among students, staff and even out of the institution.

Joanne Salley, 32, a former model and TV presenter, is seen posing provocatively in just a tight pair of jeans, and in one she is draped over a bookcase crammed with tomes on art history.

The pictures, which were reportedly taken by a fellow teacher at Harrow School, professional photographer Fiona Corthine, were believed to have been shot on school grounds - in its art rooms.

They were discovered by a pupil in the school’s photography laboratory where they had been left on a memory stick.

To the horror of Salley, a former Miss Northern Ireland who used to go out with England rugby star Matt Dawson, the pictures circulated like wildfire on pupils’ mobiles.

They have been seen by the majority of the school’s 825 male pupils, its teachers and even its kitchen staff, and have even made it as far as Salley’s former school - Merchant Taylors’.

When Harrow staff noticed the stir, they came to know about the pictures, and have since demanded that all pupils delete the pictures.

Sources at the school said humiliated Salley, a former Cambridge University student, fled the school in tears and was not expected to return.

“She was already the subject of hundreds of schoolboy crushes so naturally the photos went round the school like wildfire,” the Daily Mail quoted a source as saying.

Harrow head Barnaby Leon is standing by Salley.

“Joanne Salley is a long-standing and successful art teacher. The pictures were stolen without the agreement of the photographer, who holds the copyright. The matter is being investigated,” he said.

Adding: “Joanne was understandably very upset.” (ANI)

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