Watch: Teacher’s Facebook photo of students could get her fired
By staff and wire services reports
January 23rd, 2013
Akron, Ohio middle school math teacher Melissa Cairns could see her career come to a grinding halt next Monday when the Akron Public Schools Board of Education meets to decide whether to fire her over a controversial photo posted to her Facebook, the Huffington Post reports. The 33-year-old seventh and eighth grade teacher at Buchtel Community Learning Center was placed on paid leave Oct. 19 upon discovery of a Facebook photo depicting eight or nine of Cairns' 16 students with duct tape over their mouths and a caption reading, "Finally found a way to get them to be quiet!!!"
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