Teacher fired for posting photo of herself holding glass of wine on Facebook

With a pint of beer in one hand and a glass of wine in the other, the worst thing you could accuse Ashley Payne of is mixing her drink. But this happy holiday snap has cost the high school teacher her job after a parent spotted it on Facebook – and complained.

Ashley Payne, 24, posed for this picture while travelling around Europe in the summer of 2009. It was later spotted on her Facebook page. But Miss Payne, 24, was shocked when she was summoned to the head teacher’s office at Apalachee High School, in Winder, Georgia, and offered an ultimatum.

She told CBS News: ‘He just asked me, “Do you have a Facebook page?”

‘And you know, I’m confused as to why I am being asked this, but I said, “Yes”, and he said, “Do you have any pictures of yourself up there with alcohol?”‘
He then offered her an option: resign or be suspended.

She chose to resign.


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