Another Teacher in Hot Water Over Facebook Post

New Jersey woman calls her students 'future criminals'
By Luke Kelly-Clyne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2011 11:29 AM CDT
In this March 22, 2011 photo, employees work in the Canadian offices of Facebook in Toronto.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

(Newser) – Attention Facebook users, and especially teachers: When you post something, please try to remember other people can read it. For one first-grade teacher in Patterson, New Jersey, the obvious warning did not come soon enough. She gave the entire community an uncensored look into her innermost thoughts when she wrote on her page that she felt like a "warden" watching over a class of "future criminals," reports WPIX-11.

The teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave while the district conducts an investigation, but her absence isn't doing much to ease parents' anger. "I can't believe she says something like that, for the world to see, and she's now on a paid vacation," said one mother. "I will yank my son out of here if she comes back," said another. Just yesterday, we learned about a Chicago teacher in trouble for mocking a 7-year-old's hair in a post. Click for that.

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