Art teacher fired – let students pose topless, simulating masturbation on camera

A high school teacher has been fired from her job after she let female students take topless photos for an art project.

Emma Wright, 41, worked as an art teacher at Huxlow Science College in Northamptonshire, England, back in 2017 when classroom photography took place.

According to The Sun, Wright let girls as young as 15 take “partially naked” pictures of themselves and other female students.

In some of the pictures, the students are said to have used bottles of alcohol and their hands to cover their breasts. In other photos, the girls are said to have made offensive movements while smoking and wearing their school uniforms.

The Sun claims that a shocking snap even saw one of the girls “posing with her hand in her underwear or in a pose that simulated masturbation”.

Wright called her resignation an “injustice,” and told The Sun: “I’m a good person. I’m not the person they pretend to be.”

She added that the Teaching Regulation Agency – which removed her from the teacher register for two years – “does not have an understanding of art in education.”

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Wright let the “very inappropriate” photo shoot take place at school back in 2017. She has since been fired and banned from teaching in the UK for two years.
Tiktok / Emma Wright

Wright was first reported to TRA after the school’s design director discovered a student’s art portfolio containing the potentially problematic images.

An investigation by the agency found that Wright had a “good history” teaching at Huxlow Science College, where she had been employed since 2004.

However, they considered the photography “very inappropriate.”

“Although the panel was convinced that there was a low risk of recurrence, it did not find that Mrs Wright had fully reflected on the safety implications of allowing students to take pictures of themselves or others in a undressed state,” the agency wrote. in their report.

They banned Wright from teaching at any school for two years.

A study by the agency found that Wright had a “good history” course at Huxlow Science College – where she had been employed since 2004.
However, they considered the photography “very inappropriate.”
Tiktok / Emma Wright

However, the art teacher has fought back and never wants to enter a classroom again – and said that she has been misrepresented by TRA.

“I feel there is a deep injustice in that, but I will not appeal because I no longer want to teach,” Wright told The Sun, adding that she is now employed in a nursing home. “I have written to my MP [local political representative]the association and the Minister of Education regarding this.

“I feel really, really strong about it. I’m really quite upset about it. It’s a position I never thought I would be in,” she added.

Wright says she will never return to teaching, and believes she has been misrepresented by the Teaching Regulation Agency.
Wright says she will never return to teaching and believes she has been misrepresented by the Teaching Regulation Agency.
Tiktok / Emma Wright

Wright told the publication that she has no ill will towards the students, and described them as “fantastic”.

“I hope the community is as shocked as I am, and as sad and angry,” she said. ‘They know me. I have been teaching at that school for a long time. “