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    • fire her -- Votes: 11
    • reprimand her in another way -- Votes: 16
    • not that big of a deal -- Votes: 37
to fire or not to fire user banned
15th Mar '13

A 3rd grade teacher in Virginia is under fire for using a lie detector app on her students after one of them stole candy from a jar.



If it matters only one student failed.



So, should she be fired?

lacTAYtor. ☮ 3 kids; North Carolina 4496 posts
15th Mar '13

A lie detector app? Like on her phone?

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49134 posts
15th Mar '13

I have to say fire thats not legal

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
15th Mar '13
Quoting tay. ☮ 37wks!:" A lie detector app? Like on her phone?"



yes, they had to put their finger on the screen and answer a question.

Mommy of a giggler! 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 9017 posts
15th Mar '13

I'm missing why it's a horrible thing. Those apps are not a TRUE lie detector, they wouldn't hold up in court or anything.



Now, I could see if she used the app, then based solely on it's answer locked the kid in a closest or some other horrible punishment, but to be fired for just using it??? I must be missing something.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
15th Mar '13
Quoting Click Me Click Me!!!:" I have to say fire thats not legal "


What laws does it break?

♥Bug & Bubba♥ 2 kids; Auburn, Washington 32814 posts
15th Mar '13

It's a phone app.... No... Firing her would be stupid.

lacTAYtor. ☮ 3 kids; North Carolina 4496 posts
15th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A❤T=P&W:</b>" yes, they had to put their finger on the screen and answer a question."</blockquote>




Hmm, I honestly don't see a problem with it. Unless I'm missing something.

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3550 posts
15th Mar '13

I voted before reading that it was an iphone app. Yeah a real lie detector? Fired. A stupid phone app? No. Those things don't work.

ღ Diana ღ Michigan 15726 posts
15th Mar '13

wow......... they really do have an app for just about everything.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
15th Mar '13
Quoting tay. ☮ 37wks!:" <blockquote><b>Quoting A❤T=P&W:</b>" yes, they had to put their finger on ... [snip!] ... and answer a question."</blockquote> Hmm, I honestly don't see a problem with it. Unless I'm missing something."


I don't think there's anything more to it. I didn't read that she then beat the kid or anything.

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
15th Mar '13

Sounds like a parental overreaction. That'd be a damn stupid thing to fire her over.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
15th Mar '13
Quoting ღ Diana ღ:" wow......... they really do have an app for just about everything. "


:D

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
15th Mar '13
Quoting Click Me Click Me!!!:" I have to say fire thats not legal "


What law does that break? :lol:

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
15th Mar '13
Quoting Thisperyears:" Sounds like a parental overreaction. That'd be a damn stupid thing to fire her over."



apparently it caused emotional distress for the kids.