Utah teacher faces controversy after complaints about fitness photos on social media

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Middle School Teacher's Fitness Photos Spark Controversy

SANPETE COUNTY, Utah -- A teacher at North Sanpete Middle School found herself at the center of controversy over what she posted on social media, but she said she isn't going to stop sharing her story and inspiring others to be fit.

Mindi Jensen is a teacher who also works out, and on her personal social media profiles she has posted a number of pictures chronicling her fitness endeavors, which includes competitions.

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She said the family of one of her students said some of the pictures, which are of her in workout attire and in some cases bikinis, are inappropriate, and after that complaint the school came to her and asked that she set each picture to private.

"Then I thought, 'Why am I taking this picture off?'" she said. "I get comments and messages that it's inspirational to them, and that these women like my story, and they're following my story, and if I put it to private then it's not going to reach these people that might need and understand me."

Jensen said the school board met regarding the issue this week, and ahead of the meeting the principal asked her if she felt strongly enough about not setting the photos to private that she would stake her job on it, and she said she did.

Check out the gallery below for the controversial pictures in question:

Controversial photos posted on social media by Utah teacher
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Utah teacher faces controversy after complaints about fitness photos on social media
One week eeeeekkkk i'm so excited. This is just my start. Someday I'll use these pictures as my "before" picture. I really am proud of myself, although I dreamt and wished I never thought I could do it. Skinny to strong. #goals #npc #npcbikini #teamheugly #myfirst #juststarting #momoffour #singlemom #lean #peakweek #fit #fitness #fitmom #momswholift #strong #worthit
First thing I did after getting my awards was put on my Deer Antler Velvet Spray snap back. I felt naked without it.... Or maybe it was because I WAS just about naked. I packed my meals,water, peanut butter,honey and two bottles of Deer Antler Spray, the "endurance" and IGF-1 thanks @trevorkbailey @deerantlerspray @deerantlerspraygnc @deerantlergirls . What a great product I don't go a day without it. #deerantlerspray #deerantlerspraygnc #deerantlergirls #npc #npcbikini #endurance #fit #fitfam #fitmom #momswholift #mylife #whatido #worthit #singlemom #first #juststarting
Day 1 round 2...... #teamheugly #fitfam #singlemom #fitmom #fit #gym #gymselfie #lean #gain #shredded #npcbikini #whatido #workout #worthit #girlswholift #strong #better #biggergoals #goals

Jensen said she wasn't sure exactly what happened at that meeting, but she said the principal contacted her afterward and said she wasn't in danger of losing her job and she could keep the photos set to public.

Jensen went on to say that a lot of the people who are complaining, are parents of students that aren't even in her classes.

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