Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Have you ever taken to social media to vent your frustrations? One mom in Florida did just that — and what she wrote ended up getting her son expelled!
Running late to drop her son off for picture day at Sonshine Christian Academy last week, Ashley Habat told a school administrator that she felt the preschool should have given her more notice about the approaching picture day.
Afterwards, still upset, Ashley went home and posted on Facebook: “Why is that every single day, there is something new I dislikes about Will’s school? Are my standards really too high, or are people working in the education field really just that ignorant.” She tagged Sonshine in her post, but the next day, the school called her for a meeting to say that her son, Will, was going to be expelled.
“I was in shock,” Ashley told WJXT-TV. “Why would you expel a 4-year-old over something his mom posts on her private Facebook page [that] only people on her friends list can see?”
The letter of dismissal explained: “Your relationship with Sonshine did not get off to a very good start the first day of school … you utilized social media to call into question not only the integrity, but the intelligence of our staff. These actions are also consistent with sowing discord, which is spoken of in the handbook you signed.”
In a time when social media is at our fingertips and where mom bloggers often have vocal power, we’re wondering: Was Sonshine out of line? How do YOU think this situation should have been handled?
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