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First-grade teacher faked incurable disease for a year so she could play hooky

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    A first-grade teacher in Polk County, Florida has admitted that she told school officials that both she and her father were dying of a terminal disease so that she could take a number of days off.

    Laurel Elementary School teacher Ashley Barker managed to perpetuate what must have been an elaborate tapestry of lies for a year, reports Orlando ABC-affiliate WFTV.

    School officials aren’t saying how many days Barker skipped. However, over the course of the year, she sent 120 emails to her bosses, who say they accommodated her many requests. They frequently allowed her to take days off and to leave work early.

    Eventually, school officials became skeptical of the cockamamie ruse, reports Bay News 9 out of St Petersburg. After investigators concluded that Barker’s heart-wrenching tale was purely fiction, they confronted her.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/01/f...a-year-so-she-could-play-hooky/#ixzz2V5avzBZk
     
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    *sheesh* you would have thought her employers would have caught on a tad quicker.
     
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    .....that's what I was thinking, Bitsy.
     
  4. Aaron

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    They're all probably Democrats.
     
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