Teacher put on leave after Facebook post about Obama

ROCK HILL, S.C. — A South Carolina middle school teacher was put on leave after officials say she posted an offensive statement about President Barack Obama on her personal Facebook page.

WSOC reported that Sharon Aceta, who teaches eighth-grade math at Rawlinson Road Middle School in Rock Hill, apologized after making the post on her personal Facebook page.

Her post read: “Congrats Obama. As one of my students sang down the hallway, ‘We get to keep our food stamps’ …which I pay for because they can’t budget their money… and really, neither can you.”

School spokeswoman Elaine Baker said several people had called to complain about the post.  Aceta removed the post after complaints started reaching the school.

“We’ve heard from a number of people who said they were offended by the message,” Baker said, according to WSOC. “The teacher has admitted that poor judgment was used in this case, and she is very apologetic.”

Baker said Aceta violated the district’s social media policy but will not likely face further disciplinary action and should return to class Monday.

Source: WSOC.