Saturday, 30 August 2014

4-Year-Old Pupil Reportedly Expelled Because Of His Mother’s Facebook Post



One Florida mother’s Facebook status didn’t
go over so well with her son’s preschool.
Mother Ashley Habat recently complained on
Facebook after the Sonshine Christian
Academy didn’t give enough notice about
picture day. Even though Habat said her
Facebook post was private, she still tagged
the school, and the next day she was
reportedly told by school administrators that
the school would not be a good fit for her
son, according to Jacksonville, Florida outlet
WJXT-TV.
In the post in question, Habat asked: “Why is
it that every single day there is something
new I dislike about Will’s School? Are my
standards really too high or are people
working in the education field really just that
ignorant.”
A letter of dismissal given to Habat from the
school said her “relationship with Sonshine
did not get off to a very good start the first
day of school,” stating that she “utilized
social media to call into question not only
the integrity but the intelligence of our staff.
… These actions are also consistent with
sowing discord, which is spoken of in the
handbook you signed.”
The school did not respond to requests for
comment from The Huffington Post.
The incident has drawn responses on both
ends of the specturm. On Mommyish, Maria
Guido asserted that Habat should not have
tagged the school in her post.“Sorry you
have to find a new preschool, but this is
really your own fault,” she wrote.
On TheStir, Lisa Fogarty said she hopes the
school forgives and forgets.
“I feel awful for her little boy – it’s terrible to
rip him away from his friends and teacher
because of a dumb thing his mother wrote
on Facebook,” Fogarty wrote, adding, “And I
wish the school, particularly because I
assume it believes in Christian values — one
of which is forgiveness — would have at
least given Habat a warning before taking
such an extreme measure.”
On its website, Sonshine Christian Academy
describes itself as “a thriving, Christ-
Centered Academy providing academic
excellence through the saving knowledge of
Jesus Christ, equipping each student to
make an impact in our community and the
world.”

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