Pasco teacher accused of snooping on student Facebook page fights for job
LAND O'LAKES — A high school Spanish teacher accused of snooping on her students' Facebook accounts is fighting today to keep her job.
Angelica Cruikshank, a district teacher since 2008, is accused of "improperly" gaining access to students' Facebook accounts in January to determine whether they had made negative comments about her.
Cruikshank's attorney, Melissa Mihok, has not yet had the chance to present her case, but she strongly disputed the district's version of events.
"Ms. Cruikshank never forced anyone to show them their phone," Mihok said. "She never threatened to take retaliatory action." She urged the board to allow Cruikshank to keep her teaching job.