Teacher Fired For Facebook Comment

Written by on January 7, 2016

For all the things I hate about Facebook there’s one thing you can say it does do…… Weed out the ignorant from very important positions like teaching.
That’s what happened to a Georgia teacher who had to stay a little bit late because a child needed more time on a test.

Jennifer Lynch, a Latin teacher in the Fulton County School District at Johns Creek High School in Georgia, resigned on Monday regarding several posts she made to her personal Facebook page.
Lynch used derogatory and profane language to describe an incident on the last day of school before the holiday break, December 18, where she had to stay late to administer a test to a student who needed extra time.

“He has some (expletive) disorder: one of those ‘we don’t know what his disorder is and we don’t want him to be labeled, so we are not going to find out, but we want academic accommodations anyway’ disorders,” Lynch wrote on her Facebook page. “On the way out, he says, ‘I’ll be the last student to walk through the doors of JCHS in 2015.’ No, that’s not funny, but tragic. Your life is tragic.”

Fulton County Schools released a statement saying that while they do not monitor the personal social media of their staff, they were appalled by Lynch’s lack of professionalism and good judgment.

People losing their job over Facebook comments is no new thing, even teachers losing their jobs over Facebook comments is no new thing. What’s scary is how many of them actually feel this way? I’m sure there’s not a lot but if they are out there, I hope they all put their comments on Facebook so we can identify them and get them away from students that need the right teachers in front of them to succeed.

Written by Tariq Spence

Source: Yahoo.com

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