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First Grade Teacher Loses Job For Lying About Health [POLL]


Alright, we’ve all been guilty at one point or another about lying about something to get a few days off at work. Some people however, take it to a whole new level which in return eventually cost Ashley Barker, a first-grade teacher her job.

Barker, a first-grade teacher at Laurel Elementary School in Florida’s Polk County, is under fire for telling her superiors she and her father were both dying, just so she could get out of going to work. I personally have always thought this type of behavior is unacceptable and says a lot about a persons character. First off, to say your dying and your father is too, well you don’t want my opinion on that. Apparently, Barker kept the lie going for an entire year and was allowed to miss days, leave early and receive special treatment.

I also see fault with the school not following through to investigate whether Barker was telling the truth or not. I don’t think the school should have let it go on that long without some type of punishment or as I said, some type of investigation or doctors orders.

Barker has come clean, admitting she never went to the hospital or saw a doctor for treatment; rather, she just stayed home.

It’s unclear how many days of school Barker actually missed, but authorities say she sent 120 letters during the course of the year to her principal.

Barker has not commented on the matter. She has been fired, but is now fighting to keep her job and will take her case to a judge. Bottom line I don’t like to see anyone lose their job but in this matter.

All I can say is Karma’s a ……!




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