KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- (WDAF) -- One family from the city's south side is boiling mad after her daughter's teacher allegedly showed an inappropriate photo in class.
Dominique Jones, a mother of three, said she's complained to administrators at Dobbs Elementary School after her 11-year-old daughter's claim that her teacher showed a lewd photograph on the classroom projector. Leaders within the Hickman-Mills School District tell FOX4 the accusation is under investigation.
"The picture speaks for itself. It shouldn't have been shown," Jones told FOX4 on Thursday.
Her daughter, Amliya Winston, is a fifth-grader at the school, having transferred into that district this year. Winston said the teacher, whose name could not be confirmed by district leaders, has shown the photo to his class on two occasions. The first is said to have occurred on March 27, and students were upset by what they saw. Jones saod she didn't believe her daughter at first.
"She was coming home and telling me, and I was like, 'No'," Jones said.
However, Amliya had her cell phone ready on April 3 when the second alleged incident happened. She snapped an image of the projected image, which depicts seven women who are naked from the waist down standing in a row on a stage. The women's posteriors are easily visible within the photograph.
"I showed her proof. I sent the photo to her," Amliya said. "It looked nasty and inappropriate for that school."
Amliya said other children snapped a photo of the projected image while the teacher was outside the classroom, having left the photo on the unattended projector.
"I've never gone to a school that shows that inappropriate stuff," Amliya said.
"I'm trying to figure out why he was doing that. Why the teacher would think that's OK? Nobody sent a note home saying we're going to have this type of study," Jones fumed.
Jones said she's contact school leaders, as well as the school district, but she was told only the situation is being investigated.
Ruth Terrell-Lee, a spokesperson for the Hickman-Mills School District, told FOX4 that Jones met with district HR workers last week, and everything seemed to be settled between the two parties. Jones said she's still furious with the teacher, and her daughter isn't comfortable attending Dobbs now.
"We’re in the kids' business. This is important. This accusation is still under investigation," Terrell-Lee said.
"At least get my child to where she's comfortable and wants to the school how it was before. As for now, she's home," Jones said.