A former Martin County High School English teacher in Florida was sacked over a bikini photo that came to the attention of her boss, Principal Alfred Fabrizio, says MSN on May 9.
The 26-year-old Olivia Sprauer posed in clothing you might see on any beach in America, but this ex-teacher said her bikini photos got her banned for good from her classroom.
Sprauer also models, under the name Victoria James, and she said she knew it was risky when she decided to pose for bikini photos but chanced it anyway.
"Lots of teachers get fired or asked to resign for the same things I did," Sprauer said. "I knew I didn't want to come back next year and I knew I wanted to go to grad school so I decided if I made it to the end of the year I would be happy."
Sprauer started teaching in 2011. On April 29, she was called into the principal’s office like any other naughty student. Principal Fabrizio held up a picture, confirmed it was her, and fired her on the spot.
"I felt like it would have been nice for my students to finish out the year with me," Sprauer said. "They trusted me and they made me happy so that aspect of it was sad."
A spokesperson for the Martin County School District declined to comment, only saying it was a "personnel matter."
Sprauer said she still plans on attending her student's graduation
"They are happy for me," Sprauer said. "They know I love them."
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