US teacher quits job after abusing staff and pupils on Facebook

     A teacher in the US has resigned after accidentally publishing abusive comments against staff and pupils on her Facebook page. June Talvitie-Siple assumed that her friends would only see her comments. Instead, the whole town of Cohasset in Massachusetts read her comments and Talvatie-Siple has now resigned. "I'm so not looking forward to another year at Cohasset schools. Now I remember why I stopped teaching! Kids... they are all germ bags," Sky News quoted her as writing on her Facebook page. But Talvatie-Siple is justifying herself. "I don't regret the comments I made because I thought I made them in confidence," she said. "I'm human. I know a lot about technology but I still made a mistake. Not everybody is arrogant and the kids are great, they're not germ bags. It is a joke." Alfred Slanetz, assistant superintendent of the school said: "It is really unfortunate what happened. "I think the lesson at the end of the day is that whatever you put on these social networking sites like Facebook you should consider it could become public." Parents, pupils and fellow members of staff at Cohasset High School have condemned Talvitie-Siple's comments. Talvitie-Siple added: "It wasn't like I was intending to go out there and lambast anyone, it was just moment of frustration and I thought I had my privacy settings correct on Facebook."

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