by: Eric Philips Updated:
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A controversy is brewing in a DeKalb County school after an elementary school student said she was shown an obscene picture by an assistant principal.
Dasgupta's mother said the assistant principal then tried to bully her daughter into admitting that she sent them.
"And then she said, 'Did you do this?' and she just made me feel like I did something wrong," Dasgupta said.
Dasgupta is a
Monday, the assistant principal called Dasgupta to the office to ask about inappropriate pictures that had been texted to another student.
"When she first showed
Dasgupta's mother is upset because the school didn't call her immediately, plus she said the investigation has been botched from the beginning.
"I don't know why that wasn't the first thing that was
The DeKalb County School System issued a statement saying, "These allegations are of serious concern to the school district. The office of internal affairs began an investigation early today to determine if district policies and procedures were followed. Based on those findings, the district will take action as appropriate."
"It's so inappropriate that she needs to either resign or she needs to be removed from her position at this time," Mawuli Mel Davis, the family's attorney, said.
"She did apologize; she said she dropped the ball. She didn't mean any ill intent," Grayer said.
"Maybe my parents didn't want me to see this. Maybe my family wasn't ready for me to know about this stuff," Dasgupta said.
There is no word on if any disciplinary action will be taken against that assistant principal.