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Cristy Nicole Deweese posed for the shoot three years before she was hired by the Dallas Independent School District. She was featured in a shoot posted online for her title as "Coed of the Month." Many parents are now questioning if she should remain in her role as a Spanish teacher at Rosie M. Collins Sorrells School of Education and Social Services. Reuters

One Texas teacher's steamy secret has left several parents outraged.

Cristy Nicole Deweese, 21, teaches Spanish at Rosie M. Collins Sorrells School of Education and Social Services at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center in Dallas. But before her days directing students to pages in their textbooks, Deweese was making a name for herself in a much different way. At 18, she was featured as "Coed of the Month" for Playboy's website.
The racy photos, posted in February 2011, remain accessible online. Speaking anonymously to the Dallas Morning News, a parent from the school said that the students now use their cellphones to look at the photos as well as watch the accompanying video.
The fact that the photos were taken before Deweese was hired by the schoool district makes it uncertain whether she violated any Dallas Independent School District (DISD) ethical rules, reports the Morning News. Texas education spokeswoman Debbie Ratcliffe said that the circumstances make for "a murky situation."
“It wasn’t an illegal activity, but it raises the question about whether that action violated the Educators’ Code of Ethics,” Ratcliffe said.
Comments from people claiming to be her students are present on a YouTube video where Deweese is interviewed for Playboy and scenes from her photo shoot are shown. A few students have sounded off about the controversy on Twitter, with some even defending the teacher's racy past.
For now, the school district remains quiet about its view on the situation, with DISD spokesman John Dahlander telling the Morning News that the situation was "a personal matter, and it will not be discussed."