“All of the teachers at Rutherford High School are caring, loving teachers and we're also human and so, we make mistakes. But we understand that we are called to a high professional standard and when we make mistakes, we try to correct those mistakes and move forward," said the principal.
Teachers are known for their patience. They are known to encourage their students to do better and to push their boundaries so that they can make a name for themselves in the future. Sadly, not everyone is like that. A teacher from Florida is being investigated after they wrote: "wtf is this" on a student's homework. It is understood that the teacher penned the acronym that actually stands for "what the f**k" because the tutor did not find the student's work to be great. The tutor, alleged to be a woman, according to Independent, added "absolutely no credit" after the offensive slang.
The student's mother soon complained about the language being used against the teacher at Rutherford High School in Florida’s Bay County. However, the school has assured the mom that they will look into it and the necessary action will be taken against the unnamed teacher. “It wasn't anything about not getting the credit, it was more so the language…that was very inappropriate and not acceptable for a teacher whatsoever," said Melinda Smith, whose son was at the receiving end of the inappropriate feedback.
This is an interesting story. On one hand, I do think it’s unprofessional for a teacher to use “WTF” on a graded paper. Before they punish her however, I... https://t.co/JzaeATlSub— Samantha Strickland (@PodMother) May 29, 2019
“I think for sure she needs to be reprimanded. I believe that something should be placed in her file.” Melinda chose to keep her son's name and age anonymous. Coy Pilson, the school's principal said that there will definitely be consequences to this, assuring Melinda that they were taking action. “Once we were notified, I notified district officials and our HR has been involved and they're currently investigating the situation," he told regional TV station WJHG.
Unprofessional & unacceptable.— Empress Z (@_ZNice) May 29, 2019
The principal did not reveal the method of action that would be taken against the teacher but said it was a mistake made due to proper lack of judgment. “She was apologetic and it was a mistake on her part,” he said. “All of the teachers at Rutherford High School are caring, loving teachers and we're also human and so, we make mistakes. But we understand that we are called to a high professional standard and when we make mistakes, we try to correct those mistakes and move forward.”
Maybe Mom should help with his homework?— Nick (@Nick69733773) May 29, 2019
People seemed to have mixed reactions towards it, with some thinking what the teacher wrote was inappropriate, while others seem to find no fault with it. One user wrote: If this a high schooler I’m ok with it, it not then it shouldn’t have been used! To an extent, this person seems to be right. When it comes to a high schooler, this lingo is something they're probably familiar with, thanks to social media and peer pressure. Otherwise, this is not the way to talk to a student.
Love it! More teachers need to get real.— JEM (@JEM97349041) May 30, 2019
Another user named Mike wrote: Gotta stop hiring these fresh outta college 20 something-year-olds to be teachers. They still act like children their damn selves. Again, as Mike said, this teacher might not be an old and wise woman like the teachers back then. A user named Andrew added: Life Lesson, people are going to talk to you like trash when you are an idiot. If you want to avoid that, then don't be an idiot. Even then, there are a lot of assholes. So grow some thick skin.
Way to fail...— Scribnersplace (@scribnersplace) May 29, 2019