An unidentified teaching assistant at the University of Iowa reportedly e-mailed nude photos of herself to business students, who are taking a pre-calculus math class, on Tuesday night.
"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 university isn't identifying the teaching assistant, citing federal privacy laws, however there are no such federal laws that govern the accidental emailing of nude pictures of oneself to college students.
According to TotalFratMove.com, the teaching assistant accidentally e-mailed the nude photos with the text (pictured): "Hi Class, I attach the solutions for number 76 and 78 in this email."
TotalFratMove claims to have copies of the nude images and states: "The images are from a video chat that is quite sexual in nature. It appears that two people are 'cyber-sexing' from different locations using video equipment."
The Iowa City college asked anyone who received the "inappropriate content" to delete the e-mail and not pass it on, but it has been opened and passed on, judging by student responses on Twitter.
On Wednesday, a student tweeted, "A math TA here accidentally emailed naked pics of herself to her students instead of the study guide."
Another student tweeted, "breaking news: An Iowa TA accidentally emailed naked pictures of herself to 80+ students instead of the study guide."
A third student tweeted, "The TA was teaching her 7:30 discussion session this morning trying to act like nothing happened but (was) clearly very rattled. No one said anything about it but it was just extremely awkward."