Former WI teacher charged with Snapchatting his junk to students

Brandon M. Amato
Brandon M. Amato

Whenever I hear tech journalists and other denizens of the Silicon Valley echo chamber talk about Snapchat they always say the same thing. “Snapchat isn’t used for sexting. It’s used by kids to send goofy pictures to their friends”. That may be true but it’s not stopping predators from sending inappropriate pictures to your kids.

For those of you who may not know Snapchat is a smartphone app that allows users to send pictures to each other that supposedly disappear after 10 seconds. However that isn’t always the case.

Getting back to the predator thing today’s contestant is 24-year-old Brandon M. Amato of Madison, Wisconsin. He’s a former high school teacher who allegedly sent pictures of his junk to two underage female students of his former school through Snapchat, one that 17-years-old and another that was 16.

Amatao is not the first teacher profiled on this site that was caught using Snapchat inappropriately. By my count he’s the fourth. Not a huge number but why does Snapchat seem to be popular among teacher creepers?

Unless it’s through some school approved channels no student should ever be social network friends with a teacher. It gives a very bad image of the teacher.

UPDATE 1/21/2015: Amato was sentenced to six months in jail and two years probation.

At his sentencing the judge addressed him thusly…

“To not incarcerate you sends the wrong message to people who are in a position of trust,” Dane County Circuit Judge William Hanrahan said.

We need more judges like that.

3 Replies to “Former WI teacher charged with Snapchatting his junk to students”

  1. I don’t know what ‘Snapchat’ is, but the ex teacher is a dirty sod for sending the pictures of his ‘junk’? Don’t know what it is but it is apparently not right.

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