‘Finally found a way to get them to be quiet!’: Middle school teacher faces being fired after posting photo of her students duct-taped mouths to Facebook
An Ohio middle school teacher faces the loss of her job over allegations she posted a photo of her students with their mouths duct-taped shut to her Facebook page.
The photo allegedly showed middle school math teacher Melissa Cairns’ sixteen students with duct tape across their mouths and the caption: ‘Finally found a way to get them to be quiet!!!’
The picture was probably taken in September or October.
The Akron Public Schools Board of Education voted on Jan. 14 to purse the termination of Cairns, who teaches at Buchtel Community Learning Center.
She has until Jan. 26 to respond.
Pending her request for a hearing, the board will vote on whether to fire her at its Jan. 28 meeting.