Teacher Mocks 7-Year-Old Student's Hair on Facebook

Posts pictures for friends: 'And y'all thought I was joking!'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 1, 2011 11:38 AM CDT
In this Feb. 11, 2011 photo, a Facebook page is seen on a computer in Montpelier, Vt.   (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

(Newser) – A Chicago teacher is under fire after she posted pictures of a second-grader’s strange hairstyle on Facebook—and then publicly made fun of it. Inspired by a picture in a magazine, a 7-year-old had asked her mom to tie Jolly Rancher candies to the bottom of her braids for picture day, the Chicago Tribune reports. The computer teacher asked if she could take the girl's photo; the kid agreed, and the teacher then posted two images to Facebook with the comment, “And y'all thought I was joking!”

Her friends offered their thoughts: “If you're going to make your child look ridiculous, the least you can do is have them matching,” wrote one. Quipped another, "I laughed so hard that my contact popped out." The principal believes this “was a good teacher, but this was a case of poor judgment,” said a rep; the school is taking "disciplinary action."

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