Cristy Nicole Deweese, the teacher at a Dallas-area magnet school who became a magnet for controversy thanks to her nude modeling past, has been fired.
According to the Dallas Observer, she was dismissed last week.
The site cites tweets from the 21-year-old Spanish teacher, a Facebook page calling for her reinstatement, and her updated modeling profile.
Deweese, 21, reportedly texted Inside Edition, "They fired me!"
She also referred to her firing in tweets, saying that she would miss her students. The Dallas Independent School District has not commented.
Cristy Nicole Deweese posed for Playboy when she was 18, before she was ever a teacher. She did it to earn money to earn her teaching certificate.
At least one parent complained, however, after students discovered photos of Deweese nude and in a simulated lesbian sex scene on the Internet.
According to the Dallas Morning News, the parent said this distracted students, and that they were using their phones to look up pics of her at school.
Deweese has declined all interviews until November 8, but apparently is already interviewing for other jobs. Meanwhile, her supporters are speaking out.
Liz Ashley, another Texas resident who's posed for Playboy, started a Facebook support page for Deweese called Support Cristy Nicole Deweese.
“Her modeling nude was not a crime and was in no way illegal,” Ashley said. “She committed no crimes with her students or did anything amoral."
"Why is her previous modeling career relevant?"
The images above, which you can click to enlarge if you're so inclined, would be the reason it's relevant to some parents, and apparently the district.
Fair or unfair, she's out of a job, and not taking it well.
“She seems to be keeping an optimistic mindset from what I’ve gotten from emailing with Cristy and social media, but I know underneath this she is hurt.”
Ashley said Deweese had been considering legal action against the school, “but Texas is a no fault state and unfortunately it’s very hard to fight it.”
Parents and students are split, with some believing the model needs to get lost and others charging that she is a good teacher and deserves to be reinstated.
What do you think? Should she have been fired?