Skip to main content

Teacher Goes on Rant About Disabled Student, Resigns



This article comes from the editorial staff of, a new Abrams Media website covering law and crime launching next week.

A Georgia teacher resigned after posting mocking and derogatory comments about her disabled student on her Facebook account. The comments violated district policy, and the teacher was immediately called to human resources, a school spokesperson told WXIA in Atlanta.

Here is what a Georgia teacher wrote on her Facebook page about one of her students, who she even acknowledged suffers from a disability.

“Your life is tragic. Everything about you is tragic. You’re Romeo and Juliet. I want to be sad for you, but at the end of the day, we’re all better now that you’re not around.”


The Atlanta-area teacher was apparently upset that the student, who required extra time to complete an exam, forced her to stay after class.

This is probably the worst part of her whole Facebook rant:

Credit: WXIA

Credit: WXIA

On a positive note, it appears the school district took pretty quick action. Here is the statement they gave to local T.V. station:

“We are appalled at the social media posts and the disrespect shown to a student. Ms. Lynch met with our Human Resources Division yesterday (the first day back for teachers) where she was notified that this behavior did not meet the standard of professionalism expected of all Fulton County teachers. She decided to resign her position and is no longer employed by Fulton County Schools. FCS does not monitor the personal social media of our staff but employees are accountable for the use of good judgement.”

Have a tip we should know? [email protected]

Filed Under:

Follow Law&Crime:

Rachel Stockman is President of Law&Crime which includes Law&Crime Productions, Law&Crime Network and Under her watch, the company has grown from just a handful of people to a robust production company and network producing dozens of true crime shows a year in partnership with major networks. She also currently serves as Executive Producer of Court Cam, a hit show on A&E, and I Survived a Crime, a new crime show premiering on A&E this fall. She also oversees production of a new daily syndicated show Law&Crime Daily, which is produced in conjunction with Litton Entertainment. In addition to these shows, her network and production company produce programs for Facebook Watch, Cineflix and others. She has spent years covering courts and legal issues, and was named Atlanta Press Club's 'Rising Star' in 2014. Rachel graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and Yale Law School.