(Photo: University of Iowa)
IOWA CITY, Iowa (USA Today) - University of Iowa officials have confirmed that a teaching assistant e-mailed "inappropriate content to her students" Tuesday night and they are looking into the matter.
Officials are asking anyone who received the message to delete it and not pass it on.
"The individual who sent the messages has stated that it was an accident. She regrets her actions," University of Iowa spokesman Tom Moore said in an e-mail. "This incident was inappropriate, and the university will look into it and take appropriate actions under our policies and procedures."
The incident first was made public Tuesday morning on the website TotalFratMove.com, which stated the teaching assistant in the University of Iowa's math department had accidentally e-mailed nude photos of herself to students. The website also posted what it claims is a copy of the assistant's e-mail, which reads: "Hi Class, I attach the solutions for number 76 and 78 in this e-mail."
It didn't take long for students to begin tweeting about the incident.
"breaking news: An Iowa TA accidentally emailed naked pictures of herself to 80+ students instead of the study guide," read one student's tweet.
Another tweeted: "A math TA here accidentally emailed naked pics of herself to her students instead of the study guide."
"Class with the most famous TA in University of Iowa history starts in an hour and a half. Wish me luck! Should I ask for an autograph?" tweeted another student.