School employee corrects student’s misspelling, gets fired
A woman was fired from her job with a Maryland school system after she playfully corrected a misspelling in a student’s tweet.
Katie Nash said she was officially terminated by the Frederick County Public School District after she chastised a student who tweeted to the district’s Twitter account, @FCPSMaryland, asking schools to close “tammarow,” according to the Frederick News Post.
Nash responded, “But then how would you learn how to spell ‘tomorrow?’ :)”
Nash said she understands the school system’s decision, the News Post reported.
“I don’t want to be a distraction to the school system and the goals they have for overarching achievement,” she said.
The student later wrote that he didn’t mind Nash’s original reply and didn’t take it personally, according to the News Post.