Quantcast

Teacher And Former Miss Montana Tweeted At Students, Now Police Are Investigating

A special education teacher in a Montana public middle school angered local parents when she called her students offensive names in tweets. The teacher is now being investigated and could lose her job over the incident.

Sheridan Tihista, who was crowned Miss Montana in 2013, is not winning any congeniality prizes these days. The middle school teacher is being investigated and could lose her job because parents complained about some of her tweets, which they found offensive.

Tihista says she used twitter to vent, and admits some of her jokes were at the expense of her students and parents. "Writing a research paper about parenting struggles of kids with autism and instead of writing 'mothers' I wrote 'monsters.' #samething," she tweeted once.

She compared one of her students to Tina Belcher.

In some posts, she's called kids 'Satan', according to reports.

Parents printed out a compilation of the tweets and sent it to the school board. The tweets have since been deleted.

"My tweets may have been distasteful but don't illustrate what kind of educator I am," she says, though she admits Twitter was a poor choice of platforms for venting.

Tihista grew up with a special needs sister so she's not without sympathy. She explained to WDAY News that she shares a bond with her students and never meant the joking to be taken as offensive.

The issue of teachers and their right to privacy in the digital age is a hot-button topic. Anyone else can go home and use social media to complain about their job or the people they encountered during the day. Anyone can post a photo of themselves in a swimsuit or at a wild party, but teachers are held to a different standard. Where is the line, or should teachers just stay off social media to prevent problems?

Should a person’s career be ruined over tweeting bad jokes?

Source: Fox News
Photo: Facebook

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

According to police, Eryn Rice is suspected of stealing make-up from a CVS store in Deltona, Florida. They were going to arrest her when she fled...

The Trump administration was rocked Wednesday by another report of its links to Russia during last year’s presidential campaign, The Hill reported...

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is disappointed by the fact that his fellow Democratic colleagues are disturbingly unwilling to criticize President Barack...

A touching story has emerged about a special needs student in Anderson, IN, who was recently able to have the prom night of her dreams. According...

A nonprofit organization released an undercover video that may prove damaging to the Board of Elections and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio....

Latest News Stories

Rudy Giuliani, referring to the renewed federal investigation of emails related to Hillary Clinton, declared Tuesday that the Democratic...

Patrick Clarke Jr. killed his father back in May of 2015, a mere two months after being dishonorably discharged from the US military.
At his...

A newborn infant was killed in an attack by two family dogs in California, according to police.

The mom of the child opened the back door...

Police say the man who killed his foster grandparents in their Glendale, California home may have been inspired by radical Islam. The killer...

On Monday, Ted Cruz spoke on a "Good Morning America" town hall where he was asked how he would propose stopping the flow of guns from arms...