PANAMA CITY, FL – A Florida teacher is under investigation for using internet slang on a student’s science homework.
“w-t-f is this? absolutely no credit,” the Panama City, Fl. high school teacher wrote on the boy’s science homework, shocking his mother.
“Just seeing ‘WTF’ what is this? You know, basically is this there’s no credit. It wasn’t anything about not getting the credit, it was more so the language about what the writing to students,” said Melinda Smith, of Bay County, Fl. “That was very inappropriate and not acceptable for a teacher whatsoever.”
Smith said she would like to see the Rutherford High School teacher held accountable for her actions.
“I believe that something should be placed in her file,” Smith said.
Rutherford High School’s principal said the district is taking steps to deal with the situation.
“Once we were notified, I notified district officials and our HR has been involved, and they’re currently investigating the situation,” principal Coy Pilson said.
Pilson declined to identify the teacher.
“She was apologetic and it was a mistake on her part,” he said.
“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,” Pilson said.