Alisha Vaughn teaches third grade teacher at Deerfield Elementary School in Manchester.
MANCHESTER, Tenn. – A Coffee County elementary school teacher is considering filing a lawsuit after nude pictures taken of her several years ago were leaked.
Alisha Vaughn is a third grade teacher at Deerfield Elementary School in Manchester.
According to Vaughn's lawyer, Roger J. Bean, the photographs were taken three to four years ago but distributed just recently.
The school board was notified of the nude photographs after several parents at the elementary school petitioned demanding her termination.
Vaughn was suspended from the Coffee County school earlier this year, but is currently back teaching at the school.
"Ms. Vaughn is obviously upset that all of this has come out. She's upset these have gotten into the public domain and she's embarrassed by it," Bean told Nashville's News 2.
He continued, "She is in a tough spot because these were photographs taken privately, three- and-a-half to four years ago. They were not meant for dissemination to the public, she has certainly never disseminated those photographs to the public."
Coffee County's District Attorney Mickey Layne told Nashville's News 2 he is working to determine if any crime has actually been committed.
"Apparently someone got a hold of these photographs, someone with a motive to do harm to this lady, and has been distributing these around to various individuals," he said.
According to Layne, a crime could possibly be committed only if the pictures were distributed by an adult to juveniles.
It was rumored that earlier in the investigation that the photographs had been seen by some high school students, but according to the DA, "they have no proof that's the case."
Layne said as far as he knows, Vaughn has a good reputation as an educator.
"She made a mistake, admitted it, [is] remorseful for it, but she's suffering at this point," he said.
Vaughn's attorney and the DA do not believe the photographs were released on the Internet.
The Coffee County Board of Education did not immediately comment on the incident.