A Brooklyn teacher is about to get a tough lesson in the power of social media. After making a callous remark on her cell phone about a beach field trip that had resulted in a student’s death, her friend took the discussion to Facebook.
When her friend asked the teacher if she wouldn’t throw a life-jacket, she responded, “No. I wouldn’t for a million dollars.”
During her phone conversation, the teacher also commented, “I hate their guts!”
The Facebook remark was copied and forwarded to the school’s vice principal. The teacher is now fighting for her job, claiming that she does a good job, and those comments were supposed to be private.
She picked the wrong time and forum to vent.