Not for a million dollars: Christine Rubio

2/6/12 UPDATE: The Manhattan Supreme Court overturned Ms. Rubio’s firing.

Original story: According to Gawker, Christine Rubio, a Brooklyn grade school teacher, is receiving a lot of attention and could be Facebook fired for posting insensitive comments about her students after a recent tragedy.

Christine Rubio

Christine Rubio

After a recent tragedy in which a local grade school student died at the beach, an exchange between Ms. Rubio (who has 15 years of teaching experience) and a friend, included:

“After today, I’m thinking the beach is a good trip for my class. I hate their guts.

Minutes later, a friend responded,

Wouldn’t you throw a life jacket to little Kwami?

A hypothetical question about a specific student: Surely this will rouse Rubino from her murderous revelry!

No, I wouldn’t for a million dollars”

Gawker reports that Ms. Rubino’s actions are being investigated and that she may be fired. One defense she offered is that a friend logged into her Facebook account and made the posts, not her.

Chrifvdfsfg fgfg fgAfter today, I’m thinking the beach is a good trip for my class. I hate their guts.

Minutes later, a friend responded,

Wouldn’t you throw a life jacket to little Kwami?

A hypothetical question about a specific student: Surely this will rouse Rubino from her murderous revelry!

No, I wouldn’t for a million dollars

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