Students at a British school are petitioning to get a well-liked teacher back after she was suspended for posting what were deemed "sultry" photos on Facebook.
Lydia Ferguson, a 39-year-old divorced mother of three, taught at the Ousedale School in Buckinghamshire, whose 2,000 students range in age from 11 to 18. Some pupils said they heard Ferguson being reprimanded in the school office before she was suspended, reporting hearing senior staff accuse her of being "sultry" and "provocative," and they recorded what they heard on their phones.
Ferguson disagrees that the photos are inappropriate, writing online, "I've always stuck to a rule on FB and Insta that if my Grandad, bless his heart, would look at any of my pictures in disgust, then I would never post them."
But school officials are disputing what's being said, with school head Sue Carbert saying, "If we have any concerns about a staff member, this would not be discussed with students. We are aware of rumours, but conclusions are being drawn which have no factual basis."
Here are some of the offending photos: