January 7, 2016
One high school teacher is out of a job after posting a Facebook rant about a student with special needs.
Jennifer Lynch, a Latin teacher in the Fulton County School District at Johns Creek High School in Georgia, resigned on Monday after meeting with human resources. The meeting was regarding several posts she made to her personal Facebook page about a student who has a learning disability, 11 Alive reported.
Lynch used derogatory and profane language to describe an incident on the last day of school before the holiday break, December 18, where she had to stay late to administer a test to a student who needed extra time.
“He has some (expletive) disorder: one of those ‘we don’t know what his disorder is and we don’t want him to be labeled, so we are not going to find out, but we want academic accommodations anyway’ disorders,” Lynch wrote on her Facebook page. “On the way out, he says, ‘I’ll be the last student to walk through the doors of JCHS in 2015.’ No, that’s not funny, but tragic. Your life is tragic.”
Fulton County Schools released a statement saying that while they do not monitor the personal social media of their staff, they were appalled by Lynch’s lack of professionalism and good judgment. They met with her on the staff’s first day back after the break, and after the meeting she decided to resign.
The Mighty reached out to the Fulton County School District for comment but has yet to hear back.