One teacher in Florida is currently under investigation after reportedly writing a swear word onto a student’s science homework.
The teacher, who’s identity is being kept anonymous, reportedly wrote on the student’s assignment, “WTF is this? Absolutely no credit,” in bright red ink.
The student’s mother, Melinda Smith, was the one who reported the incident after making the discovery on her son’s paper, which is worth about 30% of the student’s lab grade.
Smith spoke to NBC 7 and said, “It’s basically what the f**k is this. It wasn’t anything about not getting the credit, it was more so the language about what they’re writing to students, that was very inappropriate and not acceptable for a teacher whatsoever.”
She added, “I think for sure she needs to be reprimanded. I believe that something should be placed in her file.”
Coy Pilson, the principle of the school, has confirmed that the school will be taking action and an investigation of the incident will occur.
Pilson said, “Once we were notified, I notified district officials and our HR has been involved and they’re currently investigating the situation. She was apologetic and it was a mistake on her part.”
Although it’s still not clear what action the school has taken against the teacher, it seems like her actions will be forgiven.
Pilson added, “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.”
Hopefully, the teacher has learned their lesson about curing on students’ homework assignments.