Two Australian school teachers are caught in the eye of a storm after posting raunchy photos of themselves in schoolgirl outfits on the social networking site Facebook.
The images of the two teachers, Ann Kerr and Helen Casey, showed them wearing schoolgirl outfits, fishnet stockings and heels while posing on a bathroom vanity.
AdvertisementThe photos of the Warwick State High School were reported to Education Queensland on Monday.
Under Facebook's settings, the majority of the explicit photos cannot be accessed unless a user is a 'friend' of the teachers, however both teachers' Facebook friends include recently-graduated (2009) WSHS students.
While the series of photos is not displayed on Ms Casey's active Facebook site, the sexy shots can be easily navigated to via Ms Kerr's Facebook account when a third party is accepted as an online 'friend' of either teacher, newspapers reported.
WARWICK State High School students have said they were "disgusted" but not surprised when sexy photos of two teachers appeared on Facebook.
A student phoned the Daily News saying he was "embarrassed" by the teachers' behaviour.
"It's foul, a big turn-off," he said.
"We don't really know what's going on. All the teachers have told us they can't talk about it (the Facebook photo scandal); we were told to stay in the school grounds during the lunch break and not to talk to the media waiting outside.
"They (Ms Kerr and Ms Casey) have kids of their own; my mum doesn't act like that."
Meantime the pictures were sought to be explained away as nothing more than a joke.
The duo were only pulling a revenge prank on two Year 12 students who arrived at an 18th birthday party in costume, pretending to be the two teachers, it was claimed.
But Education Queensland confirmed it was investigating the matter after it was brought to their attention by the Daily News.
The EQ Code of Conduct prohibits teachers partaking in "examples of behaviour which would constitute sexual misconduct (in the form of) sexual exhibitionism".
Education Queensland Regional Director of Darling Downs and South West Greg Dickman said the Department's Ethical Standards Unit was continuing their inquiries into the uploaded images.
"In the interim, the regional office has advised two staff members to ensure their Facebook profiles are in line with the expectations of the Department.
"Education Queensland takes a fair and balanced approach to performance management and conduct issues and all staff are given the opportunity to respond to matters raised in relation to their work performance and conduct."