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A 23-year old teacher has been suspended with pay pending an investigation into her side job as a model, and whether it would affect her ability to teach special needs children.
Kaitlin Pearson work's as a teacher's assistant at South Street Elementary School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. She also models in her spare time. Someone sent photos of Kaitlin posing semi-nude to school administrators and a local newspaper.
On Friday (January 17) Superintendent of Schools André Ravenelle placed Pearson on paid administrative leave
"The only comment I would make is, we would be committed to take action on anything that we're knowledgeable of that would pose any concern of someone working with students," Ravenelle told the Sentinal Enterprise.
A note, which was typed in all capital letters was included in the package of photos that was sent out. It read: "Can you believe that this girl was hired to work with special education children in the Fitchburg schools?!!
Some residents are voicing their support for Pearson and feel like she is the victim, according to MassLive.
"What really upsets me is the person who perpetrated this." resident Joanne Huse said., "To me, that is the real crime."
"What she does in her own private life is her business," said Adam Doss, another resident of Fitchburg. He added a word of caution though. "What you put on the internet you need to be careful about.
Take a look at some of Pearson's photos and let us know what you think.
Sexy teacher too hot for school: Photos get assistant banned
Fitchburg residents discuss Kaitlin Pearson
**UPDATE** January 29
After being placed on paid administrative leave on January 17 after photos of her modeling were sent to school administrators Kaitlin Pearson is now back at work.
Pearson, a paraprofessional at South Street Elementary School, was reinstated on Tuesday (January 28), reports Mass Live.
"We are confident that she will bring the same level of commitment to her job and her students that she always had," states a press release from the Fitchburg Public Schools.
Most parents stood behind the decision.
"I really think we're making a big deal out of nothing," one mother told NBC Boston. "It's a second job. Everyone needs one now and then. As long as she's not bringing it to school I don't see the issue."
Photo source: Kaitlin Pearson's Facebook