(WIDK By Hannah Tool) - A Tampay Bay teacher faces the chopping block after using unsavory methods to access students’ Facebook accounts.
Angelica Cruikshank, has been suspended without pay after forcing a student to access her personal Facebook account on the teacher’s phone, and using negative comments students made about the 33-year-old Spanish teacher as leverage to bar them from an upcoming field trip.
Cruikshank declined to comment, as the investigation is ongoing, but Amy Luce, parent of the student whose Facebook account Cruikshank perused, told The Ledger that, after harassing her daughter into singing in to her account, Cruikshank, “proceeded to show my daughter’s Facebook page to a group of kids the next period on the projector.”
After telling students they would not be attending the class trip to the Salvador Dali Museum due to the comments they posted about her, one student approached Cruikshank, phone in hand, and allowed her to go through his Facebook account to prove he had made no negative comments.
Cruikshank’s husband stands behind his wife, and The Ledger reports that he wrote an e-mail to the school board in which he promised his wife meant no harm.
Cruikshank has a pending meeting with the superintendent.