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Teacher Leaves Position After Alleged Cyber Bullying

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A photo allegedly taken by Walhalla High School Assistant Principal Charlie Fowler is at the heart of the controversy. A photo allegedly taken by Walhalla High School Assistant Principal Charlie Fowler is at the heart of the controversy.

A South Carolina teacher resigned from his position after an alleged case of cyber-bullying involving an unsuspecting 6-year-old girl.

A photo allegedly taken by Walhalla High School Assistant Principal Charlie Fowler is at the center of the controversy.

The photo is of young girl while she shopped with her family at Wal-Mart. Afterwards the child's picture was posted on Facebook comparing her to reality TV star "Honey Boo Boo".

News of the photo reached the child's family and they are outraged. As a protection for the child, FOX 29 has chosen to not display the full image.

Community members say the educator often lectures students about bullying and the photo could already have a negative impact on the child. The photo upset the community so much that an online petition was started calling for Fowler's resignation.

One person who signed, claimed to be Fowler's son, called the incident unacceptable.

Oconee School Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas told WHNS Fowler resigned late Tuesday afternoon. They released a statement upon about their investigation:

The School District of Oconee County, both in policy and practice, prohibits harassment, intimidation, or bullying of any kind. Regrettably, a District employee made an inappropriate posting through social media that included a photograph of one of the District's students. The District does not condone this conduct and the individual who made the inappropriate posting has resigned. Any allegations of harassment, intimidation, or bullying are investigated fully by the District administration and addressed as appropriate. The District sincerely regrets the incident occurred.

FOX 29 reached out to Walhalla High School for comment. So far no one has responded about this story. Fowler has since made his profile page private.

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