Principal Resigns Over Phony Facebook Persona
May 08, 2012
A high school principal in Clayton, Missouri, resigned after appearing to have been outed by students as “Suzie Harriston,” a phony student on Facebook.
Many students thoughtlessly accepted “Suzy’s” friend request. After one student questioned if Suzy might, in fact, be the principal—the resignation of the high school principal was suddenly announced.
We’ve heard from high school students for several years now about supposed classmates on Facebook that no one seems to know. It is taken as a matter of accepted fact by students that high school administrators use social media to snoop on them—mainly just to keep an eye on what’s going around and coming down.
The only real surprise here is that someone finally lost their job over it.