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.
In an e-mail to WKOW-TV in Madison, Ramsdale said she removed the photo immediately and that she is not “interested in any controversy.”
Schools superintendent Donald Childs says a concerned staff member brought the photo to the district’s attention.
Childs says the use of the photo “appears to be poor judgment” and is unaware of any sinister intent.
So here’s the question to you, my mere blogsters, would you fire this teacher or give her a second chance? Is your reason a legal one, policy one, or moral (this story combines two of my great loves – employment law and education law).
Also, just another story about the increasing role Facebook is playing in the lives of people of all ages.