The pictures of the pupils were posted to Facebook and thereby made available to anyone in the world with a computer or internet-capable mobile phone...
A parent of a pupil at Lord Wandsworth College said: ‘The party got out of control, it was very drunken. A fight flared up and loads of people piled in. It was teenagers being teenagers, but hotel property got damaged in the process.
'If the pictures hadn’t been circulated and if the headmaster hadn’t been snooping, he would have been none the wiser.'
I guess private education isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, then?
Presumably all teachers, staff & workers at the premises will also be immediately suspended if accused of say, any motoring offence (Parking, Speeding etc), as they too could be deemed to tarnish the reputation of the school.
JP, it is the Facebook angle that makes the difference - it would be appropriate to suspend any member of staff foolish enough to publish pictures of themselves breaking the law explicitly labelled with the name of the school.
A senior teacher at my son's school resorted to shock tactics to teach the pupils the dangers of Facebook - he downloaded freely accessible pictures of sixth formers and (with parental approval) displayed them on a giant screen in the school hall during morning assembly, explaining that anyone, anywhere could make use of the images.
@JoePublic: Pretty sure there have already been cases like this - I'm sure I remember something about a teacher sacked for lapdancing in her spare time a few months back, and pretty sure that was discovered via the net...
@MacHeath: What a splendid idea! Did it work?
JuliaM, it's too early to tell for sure, but my son tells me the sixth form must have set some kind of record for collective squirming.
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