An assistant DeKalb County assistant principal is in hot water. The mother of one her students says the administrator wrongly accused her child while investigating a case of sexting.
The mom also claims the assistant principal forced her daughter to look at a picture of a naked boy on a cell phone. Sarquetta Grayer wants the assistant principal fired.
"There is no way that she should have showed my daughter those pictures," Grayer said in frustration.
Grayer is upset after she claims Dr. Yolanda Beavers forced her daughter to view nude pictures of a classmate.
"It's mental," Grayer explained. "They brought her into a situation, that for one she wasn't even involved in, but now is involved both emotionally and mentally because she's got this image in her head," Grayer said.
Grayer's daughter, Azure Desgupta, who is an honor roll student at the school, is still shaken after the ordeal.
"She wanted to make me say that I did it and I was trying to tell her that I didn't do it," Azure said with tears in her eyes.
Family attorney Mawuli Mel Davis said the child was interrogated without her parents being present.
"Dr. Beavers' behavior was beyond poor judgment," Davis said. "It demonstrates a reckless disregard for Azure and the children at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts."
The assistant principal was trying to get to the bottom of who sent the photo to another student. She received the picture from one of Azure's classmates' parents. The confusion came because the child had Azure's name saved as the contact who sent the picture mail. It turns out, the child did so to cover her tracks so that her parents would not discover the pictures she and her boyfriend were exchanging.
DeKalb County spokesman Walter Woods told CBS Atlanta News this never should have happened and the district opened an investigation into the case this morning.
But the family says the damage is done. Now Grayer is using her Christian values to explain to her child what happened.
"I tell her sometimes that you are going to be persecuted for no reason and you have to stand strong, and that's why we are here today," Grayer said.
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