Students at a school rushed to the defense of a teacher who was suspended for posting a selfie online that the school deemed “provocative.”
The students launched a petition in support of Lydia Ferguson after they overheard the teacher being reprimanded by school authorities and then saw her being escorted from the building.
The particular photo that reportedly prompted Ferguson’s suspension was one that showed her sitting on the edge of a bed while wearing a white dress.
“Miss Ferguson was saying she didn’t think there was anything wrong with the photo. All it was showing was a bit of leg,” one of the students told the Daily Mail.
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Other students agreed, calling on the school to end the teacher’s suspension.
“There is nothing wrong with the photo at all. We think Miss [Ferguson] looks lovely,” one of the students involved in the ‘Get Miss Ferguson Back” petition said.
“She is a brilliant teacher. She is there to help students who have problems like bullying and stuff. She does so much to help us and we’re so upset she’s been suspended,” another added.