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A Hacker Sent Nude Photos Of A High School Teacher To Students, Staff And Parents

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A Pasadena high school teacher had four nude photographs sent to over 200 people from his hacked email last week.On July 10, someone hacked into Richard Rosa's Pasadena Unified email and sent a mass message containing four nude selfies of Rosa to coworkers, students and community members. The subject of the email was "Enjoy." Investigators do not believe Rosa, a science teacher at John Muir High School, sent this email himself and are looking into who might have done it, L.A Times reports.

Superintendent Jon Gundry sent an apology email out. This prompted an online petition, which currently has 342 signatures, to "help give Mr. Rosa a fighting chance to keep his job." Petition aside, Pasadena Unified spokesman Adam Wolfson said Rosa is actually not in danger of losing his job.

Wolfson will be, however, looking into increasing online security. Rosa, so far, has elected not to comment.

In the state of California, "revenge porn" is illegal, and you're in extra trouble if either the victim or the recipient of the materials is a minor. This is also relevant to this morning's news about a Twitter and Instagram account that was posting nude photos of Santa Clarita Valley high school students.