D'Amico v. Brownsville Area School District

Teacher suspended over Facebook photo of her with a stripper at a bachelorette party

Attorneys/Firms: Witold Walczak (ACLU-PA); PSEA

A teacher suspended after hosting a bachelorette party that included a stripper will receive back pay, an award for emotional distress and attorneys' fees, and have her personnel record cleared as part of a settlement with the Brownsville Area School District (Fayette County), the ACLU of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State Education Association announced on August 17, 2010. Ginger D'Amico, a Spanish teacher at Brownsville High School, was suspended without pay for thirty days in January after photos of her with a stripper at a bachelorette party were posted on Facebook by someone else who attended the event.

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