Published May 21, 2010
An assistant principal at a Florida middle school sent a topless photo of herself to a 14-year-old boy, police say.
Lauren Shreve Tilo, a 30-year-old assistant principal at Middleton High School in Tampa, allegedly sent a cell phone picture of her breasts to the teenager on May 7 after meeting him while playing the popular online game World of Warcraft, MyFoxTampaBay.com reports.
Tilo and the boy were initially just friends before they began exchanging text messages about "conducting sexual acts to one another," according to an arrest report filed in Manatee County, where deputies say they learned of the allegations when the unidentified boy told his guidance counselor.
Students at Middleton High School said they were stunned by the allegations against Tilo.
"She was always encouraging me," senior Tabitha Williams told MyFoxTampaBay.com. "And she taught me a lot of stuff. If it is true, I don't know [what] to think. I wouldn't be able to deal with it, I don't think."
Linda Cobbe, a spokeswoman for the Hillsborough County School District, said officials have no indication that Tilo had any similar relationship with students at Middleton.
"It concerns us anytime any teacher does anything against the law, but when an adult teacher has this type of interaction with a teenager, it's an additional concern," Cobbe said.