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What’s wrong with posting your vacation pictures on Facebook?
It might cost you your job, as one high school English teacher in Georgia recently learned the hard way. Here’s what happened:
After a whirlwind European tour during the summer, teacher Ashley Paine returned home and posted her vacation pictures on Facebook.
When school started in August, the principal called her into his office and asked if she had pictures of herself drinking alcohol on Facebook.
The 24-year-old teacher confirmed that she had posted pictures on her “private” Facebook account. They were taken during vacation and showed her holding a glass of wine and a mug of beer.
That’s when the principal claimed a parent called to complain about the photos — and informed Paine that she needed to make an immediate decision: resign or be suspended.
Paine resigned and hired an attorney. We’ll keep you posted on the situation.
The question now: Should this 24-year-old teacher have been forced to resign because her Facebook photos showed her holding wine and beer? View the problem photo here, and chime in below.