Teacher Not Fired After Threatening To “stab some kids”

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By: Krystle Crossman

Social media is a tricky tool. It can reconnect you with friends and family, it can help you to run your business, and it is a great way to share what is going on in your life. It is also a great way to kill your career. Many people do not think before they type and end up saying something that could ruin their reputation or even have them fired. One teacher at Newark Memorial High School in the Bay Area, CA has kept her job even though parents have been trying to have her fired for a post that she made on Twitter.

Just before the previous school year was done, Krista Hodges decided that it would be a good idea to make a post on Twitter that said “I already want to stab some kids. Is that bad? 19 more days”. Parents were outraged when nothing was done about the tweet. Hodges was not only allowed to keep her job for the previous year without punishment but was also allowed to come back at the start of this school year. She reportedly apologized for what she said and told people that she was joking but it doesn’t take back the words that had already been said. After receiving so much backlash online she deleted her Twitter account.

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  1. jboogie

    August 31, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Hopefully this is a message to all professional; and if you are working with children, you certainly need to extreme precautions on what you say and do.

  2. sam jones sr

    August 31, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Teachers: Get off social media. Sure it today’s new toy but you will write something that somebody will find objectionable and your job will be on te line. Everyone, especially parents and teachers who spend so much time with some children (who can be monsters) say things they do not mean literally. You do not know so why risk it. Just communicate with folks face to face…and make sure they do not have a tape recorder!

  3. Regina

    September 6, 2014 at 9:32 am


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