Ohio Teacher Accused of Telecommunication Harassment
(Lancaster, Ohio) A 25-year-old teacher formerly at Fisher Catholic High School, Kathleen Thomas, has been accused of sending a nude photograph to a student.
Authorities charged Kathleen Thomas with disseminating matter harmful to juveniles on Monday, months after the Fisher Catholic High School teacher allegedly texted inappropriate messages to a 17-year-old student.Since the charges are misdemeanors, Thomas was given a subpoena to appear.
Thomas also faces a charge of telecommunication harassment.
The student emailed a nude photo of Thomas to police in October, leading to a Lancaster Police investigation that resulted in the charges. The student told police Thomas asked him to respond to the text with a nude picture of his own. He said he complied with her request, but soon felt uncomfortable with the nature of the messages.