2010-02-11 / Local & State

Western Pa. Teacher’s Facebook Suspension Lifted

BROWNSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A 30-day unpaid suspension has been lifted against a western Pennsylvania high school teacher who appeared next to a male stripper in a picture someone else posted on Facebook.

Brownsville Area School District solicitor Jim Davis won’t say specifically why the suspension was lifted effective Friday. But he says the teacher has a grievance pending and the school district is continuing to investigate.

The unidentified female teacher reportedly posed in a suggestive way next to the stripper who was hired to perform at a bridal shower. The American Civil Liberties Union questioned the suspension saying the teacher’s actions were private and legal.

Davis says ACLU action didn’t end the suspension which began Jan. 12 and was for 30 school days.

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