Saturday, February 07, 2009

Hey! Beaver Dam! Quit It.

This ain't right.

A Beaver Dam Middle School teacher is on administrative leave after school
officials discovered a photo of her with a gun on Facebook.

In the photo, Betsy Ramsdale was training a rifle at the camera.

On what grounds? Having a legal personal life outside school?
I'm sorry but the School Board should have stayed out of this unless there
was something besides a picture. Schools superintendent Donald Childs says a
concerned staff member brought the photo to the district’s attention.

A concerned staff member? More like busy-body. And where were the grown-ups on the Board to say, "Not a big deal until she brings it to work?"
Childs says the use of the photo "appears to be poor judgment" and is
unaware of any sinister intent.

Please, please, please, I'm looking for a job. Can I be the one to scour Facebook pages in search of "Intent?" A picture of an employee on private time exercising a legal activity is not poor judgement by itself.

Bad School Board. No coffee for you.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Typical liberal response to speech that they feel we shouldn't be free to express. It's not just right-winged fanatics that are stifling the 1st amendment, pretty much both sides of the political spectrum love to steal your rights.

elliot said...

I read that and thought, "what the hell was she doing pointing a gun at the camera? Never point a gun at anything you wouldn't want to shoot."

Course, maybe she wanted to shoot the camera.

Anonymous said...

I'm becoming very dismayed at those who administrate secondary schools. More and more--particularly with students--the emphasis is on control, not education.

Anonymous said...

I'm becoming very dismayed at those who administrate secondary schools. More and more--particularly with students--the emphasis is on control, not education.

Benjamin Wright said...

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