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Investigators: Onslow students 'catfish' teacher, post nude photo online

Posted May 1

Brian Joshua Anderson (left) and Brittney Renee Luckenbaugh are each charged with misdemeanor disclosures of private images, according to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office.

— Two 16-year-old students at Swansboro High School have been charged with sharing a nude photo of one of their teachers after "catfishing" the teacher on a social media site.

Brian Joshua Anderson and Brittney Renee Luckenbaugh are each charged with misdemeanor disclosures of private images, according to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators say the Swanboro High resource officer was notified in mid-April that students had distributed a nude photo of the teacher.

The students accessed the photo after misrepresenting themselves on a social media site, investigators said. So-called "catfishing" involves luring someone into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona.

The teens were arrested on April 26 and given $5,000 unsecured bonds. They're scheduled to make a first court appearance on June 15.


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  • Linda Tally May 2, 2:55 a.m.
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    Poor Tom. I didn't try to insult the intelligence of the teacher - that's not what the words I used mean. Find a dictionary. Before you try to insinuate my grammar skills, brush up on your reading comprehension ones. In this instance, the teacher WAS clueless. Don't believe she's nearly that much anymore. But it's a painful way to learn!

  • Salli Gallagher May 1, 11:09 p.m.
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    Their parents should be so proud of these two little brats

  • Henry Cooper May 1, 10:28 p.m.
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    IMHO teachers that are willing to show up are HEROS with the pay they get and the respect they draw from some students, parents, and the general public (as demonstrated here). If this is the "black mark" on his resume then that ain't so bad, I bet we all have someone we know that has done that but don't realize it.

    Manipulation is a powerful thing to the imperfect public general population and @ 16yo many are better at the online games than the adults. They spend more time there and are more versed in the ploys. The young folks are who came up with "Catfishing".

  • Fred Neopolitano May 1, 10:23 p.m.
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    When people are very lonely, they will do some dumb things, like send money to scam artists just for some attention. And send nude photos out.

  • Jim Frei May 1, 10:11 p.m.
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    Only a total dumma$$ would send a nude pic to a person they've never met in person. And even then, why would anyone send an identifiable nude pic to anyone else?

  • Nathaniel Lincoln May 1, 9:04 p.m.
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    I think the the fact that this teacher was seduced into stripping online by the intellect of a 16 year old speaks volumes .

  • Tim Orr May 1, 8:32 p.m.
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    Since so many of you are so smart....tell us...how should the teacher have known any better? Can you tell for sure that's a picture of me? What about Fred? Does he really bear that striking of a resemblance to a President? Kiara and Linda...it's too funny that you are trying to insult the intelligence of a teacher when you don't have basic grammar skills.

  • Fred Neopolitano May 1, 8:07 p.m.
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    I agree with Linda. Filthy is a good word for these teens. I hope they learn a lesson from this.

  • Henry Cooper May 1, 6:34 p.m.
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    I will reserve calling the teacher dumb until we know some details. Everyone (teachers included) can be prayed upon. I am betting these two knew him and had a vendetta (probably for something trivial).

    I refuse to hold a teacher to a higher standard than my own co worker. Geez, they are over worked, under paid, under appreciated, get assaulted and now we call them stupid.


  • Matt Page May 1, 6:30 p.m.
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    Wow that is cold blooded but that teacher should know better than that 😂😂