Teacher's assistant under fire for modeling pictures

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - At Ross Elementary School in Hickory Hill, parents are talking about a teacher's assistant currently under investigation by the school district.

The teacher's assistant is named Tanealya Clay. She works with students who have special needs.

But on some on-line modeling sites, she goes by "Ambrosia Bliss" and has a portfolio packed with photographs. Some nude, some not.

None of the images would be considered X-rated.

Some parents are willing to give her a pass.

"If she's here to teach and teaching and doing a good job...then, that's all that matters," parent Ariska Hudson said.

A spokesman for MCS said Clay has a clean record and that no disciplinary action has been taken against her in her two years as a teacher's aide.

The district confirms it began an investigation late last week after a complaint.

The labor relations department is working to determine if Clay broke any codes of conduct.

In the meantime, the teacher's assistant herself is on paid leave.

Clay later said in a series of E-mails, quote, "I have never done any porn or adult work." Adding, "the only thing I can say at this moment is that all of this began because of a vengeful unstable person who wanted revenge."

Clay said she is considering a lawsuit and appears to be interested in keeping her day job at Ross Elementary School.

Tanealya Clay did pass an initial background check for the district. She has since been arrested for DUI. No word on if she was disciplined in any way for that.

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