Did a Teacher's Facebook Status Warrant Job Termination?
After a recent news story surfaced about a young student drowning during a school field trip to the beach, fifth-grade teacher Christine posted a Facebook status about how much she hated her students, declaring that it might be a good idea to take her own students to the beach. She was consequently fired from her teaching position.
Now, Christine is claiming that her personal life and professional life ought to be separate entities; a stance with which a rankled "Anderson" audience member takes issue.
"If you were so miserable in your career that you wrote that you would not throw a life vest to one of your students, then perhaps you being fired was a blessing in disguise," says the audience member, who also says he does not think Christine should be a teacher.
"I don't think I should be judged over one comment," Christine says. "I was not miserable. I had a bad day, that was all it was."
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