The department released a statement describing the behavior as “unacceptable” and explaining that the incident was reported to higher authorities.
One teacher in Australia recently exhibited behavior so crass that his comments have sparked international condemnation. Shortly after a 16-year-old student took his own life, the educator took to Facebook to posthumously attack the deceased based on his alleged behavior in school.
“You were a moody, disrespectful little brat in and away from school who was always given excuses by your parents and soft people in authority,” the teacher wrote.
The social media rant continued. “Your [sic] gone,” the teacher stated in the widely disseminated passage, expressing “no sympathy or empathy” toward the student.
Furthermore, the Facebook post indicated that the teen “made life hell for genuine students” and acted as “a bully to kids” in and around school.
Obviously, it struck many as the height of hypocrisy for an authority figure to attack the student under such circumstances while attempting to take the moral high ground by standing up for the alleged bully’s victims. Parents and members of the community began feverishly circulating the post, which reached a significant audience in a short time.
The Northern Territory Department of Education responded swiftly, assuring an outraged public that the teacher “is not at school and will not return.” […/]
What can you say about a teacher like that? Makes you wonder what he said to the student when alive – if anything? What would he have done before Face Book?
Oh yea, so how many likes did he get on it which is what really matters these days?