Teachers+Students+Facebook=Disaster

Teachers and students are having it out time and again on Facebook, and often the teachers seem to be less role models and more immature than some of their young students! Last month a teacher in Chicago was forced to apologize after posting pictures of one of her students on Facebook, all in an attempt to make fun of her hairstyle. According to the local ABC affiliate, the teacher asked 7 year-old Ukailya Lofton to hold her braids in front of her face, which had a Jolly Rancher tied to the end (the girl had seen the style in a magazine and asked her Mom to recreate it). The teacher then posted the picture on Facebook with the comment, “right, this is for picture day.”

The girl told her mother about the incident, who found the page online and noted the comments. The teacher has since apologized to the family, however the mother is considering a lawsuit so this story may not be over. And best of all? The teacher in question teaches computers to grade schoolers. Way to instill some digital ethics in your impressionable students!

[Original story at ABC7 WLS-TV]

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