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Teacher Suspended After Posting 'Provocative Selfie' On Facebook

Teacher Suspended After Posting 'Provocative Selfie' On Facebook

A secondary school teacher has reportedly been suspended after posting a 'seductive' selfie on Facebook.

Lydia Ferguson, who works at Ousedale School in Newport Pagnell, near Milton Keynes, was pulled into an office regarding her social media conduct, according to pupils who overheard (and allegedly recorded) the eight-minute row.

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They reportedly listened as the teacher was accused of being 'sultry' and 'provocative'.

The mum-of-three posted a snap of herself sitting on the edge of a bed while dressed in a white dress and black heels.

One pupil told the Mirror: "Miss Ferguson was saying she didn't think there was anything wrong with the photo. All it was showing was a bit of leg."

After the meeting, students said she was escorted from the school's premises.

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Subsequently, youngsters have now started a petition to get Miss Ferguson, who is part of the pastoral care team, back. Their reasoning is that the school is being 'too prudish'.

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A student said: "There is nothing wrong with the photo at all. We think Miss looks lovely."

While another added: "She is a brilliant teacher. She is there to help students who have problems like bullying and stuff. She does so much to help us and we're so upset she's been suspended."

Is there anything wrong with taking a selfie when you look good? A study by Now Sourcing Frames and Direct revealed that millennials, or anyone born after 1985, spends about an hour a week on selfies and will take about 27,500 in their lifetime.

We absolutely love them. What's wrong with that?

Well, another study by the National Centre of Social Research has shown that people between the ages of 16-24, especially women, are more likely to experience mental health issues as a result of pressures from social media.

The point is, it's not harming anyone else. So why is the school so worried about this particular selfie?

So far, the petition has managed to attract over 250 signatures. Some parents have even got involved and put their names down.

The school's headteacher, Sue Carbert, said: "If we have any concerns about a staff member, this would not be discussed with students. We are aware of rumours but conclusions are being drawn which have no factual basis."

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Topics: Teacher

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay has been a Senior Journalist for Tyla and LADbible since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online. Contact her - [email protected]

 

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