Facebook got a teacher fired??

United States
December 2, 2009 2:25pm CST
So last week I was flipping through the news and I saw a clip about a Georgia teacher getting fired for things that were PRIVATE on her Facebook account. Evidently there was a picture there of her holding a glass of wine and a beer while she was on a vacation in Europe, and some parent thought it was inappropriate and complained. The school then in turn coerced her into resigning. According to the teacher, she posted "nothing inappropriate"; she's now suing the state of Georgia to get her job back. I can't say I blame her. Now. I think that is CRAP. It begs these questions: Do you have a Facebook, and if so, do you set it to private? Do you ever post inappropriate things there? Is it fair that a teacher lost her job because of something on Facebook? What do YOU think happened?
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
3 Dec 09
If she was a teacher in a private religious school that has a policy of temperance then she broke the rules. If not, she could sue. Also if you put things on Private, that means only your closest friends can see them. I do have a Facebook account, but I have not put on it any photos of me doing wild things and most of the stuff I put on is harmless. However, you have to be careful and not put on something that someone can use against you.