DOCUMENT: K-12, Crime

Cops: Teacher Showed Pupils Boob Job Pix

Educator being probed over before/after photos

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iPhone Search Warrant

MAY 29--Police are investigating a Virginia high school teacher who allegedly showed several students before and after photos of her breast enlargement surgery, according to a court filing.

Newport News cops began probing Melissa Kidd, 34, in late-March when they were told that a teacher at Woodside High School had showed students “obscene photographs,” according to a May 18 application to search Kidd’s iPhone.

The Circuit Court document indicates that Kidd (seen at right) is being investigated for “Indecent Liberties w/ Child by Person in a Supervisory Role.”

According to investigators, three students disclosed that Kidd “showed them before and after photographs of her breast augmentation, which displayed her nude and exposed breasts.”

The students (two are 18, one is 16) told police that the photos were on Kidd’s iPhone and that she showed the images to them while inside the public school.

"One juvenile victim additionally reported being shown nude photographs of Kidd’s breast and genital areas,” noted A.J. Cupp, a detective with the Newport News Police Department’s special victims unit.

Kidd’s phone was initially searched by cops in late-April. The second warrant was secured earlier this month to allow the extraction of additonal data from the device.

When school officials were apprised of the police investigation, Kidd was placed on administrative leave without pay. Within weeks, she resigned her post at the high school, where she taught in the “Career & Technical Education” department.

Kidd, a newcomer to teaching, holds a “Provisional (Career Switcher) License,” according to Virginia Department of Education records. The “career switcher” program is “designed to provide an option for career professionals to enter Virginia’s classrooms.” (2 pages)