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Pasco teacher could lose job over Facebook policing

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March

Concern over what her students were saying about her on Facebook could cost a Land O'Lakes High School Spanish teacher her job.

Angelica Cruikshank, a district teacher since 2008, faces firing after a district investigation revealed that she had "improperly" gained access to students' Facebook accounts in January to determine whether they had made negative comments about her.

She then shared the information with other students, and tried to use it to bar some of the teens from attending a class field trip to the Dali Museum, according to a termination letter from superintendent Heather Fiorentino.

Cruikshank, who is suspended without pay, has hired Tampa lawyer Melissa Mihok in an effort to keep her job.  Read the full story here.

Are you a teacher? Does it matter to you what your students might say about you on the internet?

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 11:58am]

    

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