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First-grade teacher should lose job over Facebook post, rules N.J. judge

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(CBS/AP) -- An administrative law judge has ruled that New Jersey first-grade teacher Jennifer O'Brien should lose her tenured job, because she wrote on Facebook that she as "a "warden for future criminals." 

Fox News reports that the Paterson, N. J. teacher posted the remark to 333 friends in March 2011, and it was forwarded along and several parents saw it.

In a ruling made public Tuesday, the judge called O'Brien's conduct "inexcusable." Her lawyer , Nancy Oxfeld, says the teacher will appeal the ruling. O'Brien has previously claimed she wrote the post in exasperation after several students disrupted her lessons, and after one boy had hit her.

The state education commissioner now has 45 days to accept, reject or modify the judge's decision regarding O'Brien.


  • Crimesider Staff

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