Young students aren’t the only ones bashing people via Internet anymore. A Philadelphia-area English teacher took to her blog to publish scathing, profanity-laced rants about her “rat-like” students, co-workers, and administrators, resulting in her suspension, reports the Associated Press.
The teacher, Natalie Munroe, was suspended from Central Bucks East on Wednesday after parents took notice of the postings, in which she called students “out of control” and “disengaged, lazy whiners.”
“There’s no other way to say this: I hate your kid,” Munroe wrote in a blog post. Apparently she wasn’t a fan of answering multiple questions either, having also written about one student, “Asked too many questions and took too long to ask them. The bell means it’s time to leave!'”
She dubbed one student a “Rude, beligerent [sic], argumentative f**k” and said of an apparently quiet student, “Shy isn’t cute in 11th grade; it’s annoying. Must learn to advocate for himself instead of having Mommy do it.” When parents found the blog and complained to the school, Munroe admitted to penning the blog entries.
Jeffrey Shoolbraid, a former student of Munroe’s, told Doylestown-Buckingham-NewBritain Patch that he found and helped bring attention to the blog. During high school, he had a good rapport with other faculty members but not Munroe.
“The thing that really bothered me about her blogs, however, were the fact that she gave the students such little credit,” Shoolbraid said. “The community in that school is nothing short of a healthy one. Sure, there are the rebels and lazy kids and the kids who simply just don’t give a damn, but hey, it’s high school. That’s what high school is.”
Students and teachers told Patch that Munroe is pregnant and was ready to go on maternity leave.
Although Superintendent Robert Laws says the blog posts should result in Munroe’s termination, the district continues to investigate the case.