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Florida Teacher Writes “WTF Is This” On Student’s Homework

Every now and then, it’s good to have that teacher who’ll give it to you straight, no chaser. However, one Florida teacher might have taken things too far with a homework comment that made one parent outraged.

According to WJHG, a Rutherford High School teacher wrote the abbreviation for a curse phrase on top of her student’s homework assignment.

The parent, Melinda Smith, said she was shocked when her son gave her his science homework and “WTF is this? Absolutely no credit” was written across the top in red ink.

“Just seeing WTF what is this, you know, basically,” Smith explained. “It wasn’t anything about not getting the credit, it was more so the language about what the writing to students, that was very inappropriate and not acceptable for a teacher whatsoever.”


Now, Smith is demanding the teacher be held accountable for her actions.

“I think for sure she needs to be reprimanded, I believe that something should be placed in her file,” said Smith.

The teacher said she doesn’t want to respond publicly to the situation, however, the Rutherford Principal Coy Pilson said they were taking the necessary actions to deal with the incident, and they don’t want to release the teacher’s name just now.

“Once we were notified, I notified district officials and our HR has been involved and they’re currently investigating the situation,” said Pilson. The principal added that he has spoken to the teacher in question regarding appropriate classroom conduct.

“She was apologetic and it was a mistake on her part,” Pilson said.

Pilson finished off by saying:

“All of the teachers at Rutherford High School are caring, loving teachers and we’re also human and so, we make mistakes, but we understand that we are called to a high professional standard and when we make mistakes we try to correct those mistakes and move forward.”

There’s no word if any action will be taken against the teacher at the moment. It’s also unclear what kind of work the student did for their science homework. Clearly, it inspired a strong response.


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