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'Flock of women naked': KC mom irate by nude image displayed in elementary classroom

Students at a Kansas City elementary school saw an image showing a lineup of naked women projected onto a screen in their classroom, according to a student's mother.
Students at a Kansas City elementary school saw an image showing a lineup of naked women projected onto a screen in their classroom, according to a student's mother. Dominique Jones

A Kansas City mother was irate when her daughter texted her a nude photo being displayed in her elementary classroom.

The photo shows seven naked women standing shoulder-to-shoulder, their backs to the camera. It was displayed on a screen in a class at Dobbs Elementary School, the mother said.

"She's in the fifth grade," said Dominique Jones of her daughter. "She should not be seeing a flock of women naked from a teacher's laptop."

Jones, 32, was critical of how the Hickman Mills School District handled the situation, telling The Star that officials are "slacking."

Jones said she met with officials at the school last week. Her daughter sent the image to her on April 3.

Hickman Mills Superintendent Yolanda Cargile sent a letter to students on Thursday, according to Fox4 News, writing that the district wasn't notified of the incident until "shortly before school was dismissed on Wednesday, April 11."

That's more than a week after Jones said she received the text of the lewd image from her daughter.

A spokeswoman for the district could not be immediately reached Thursday night.

"They're slacking on the situation," Jones said, adding, "I was pissed because I don't raise my child like that."

Cargile also wrote, "This conduct did not involve contact with students. Once informed, administration from Human Resources was immediately involved and an investigation is being conducted. A substitute teacher has been placed in the classroom until further notice."

Cargile added the district follows all protocols and policies to create a "healthy, safe and rich learning environment."

Concerned parents are encouraged to contact the interim principal at Dobbs Elementary at 816-316-7770, Cargile wrote.

Jones said her daughter is "traumatized" by the incident and may face teasing for reporting it.

"I'm upset my child saw that and is feeling the way she is feeling," Jones said.

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