‘F*** my life’: Teacher defends sultry Facebook selfie that got her suspended saying ‘even Grandad wouldn’t care’

Lydia Ferguson was suspended and escorted off the school site after posting a snap of her sitting on the edge of a bed in a short white dress


‘F*** my life’: Teacher defends sultry Facebook selfie that gaot her suspended saying ‘even Grandad wouldn’t care’

A young teacher has defended the ‘provocative’ Facebook selfie that got her suspended by saying even her grandad would not be offended.

Mum-of-three Lydia Ferguson was escorted from the secondary school she works at when the headteacher discovered she had posted a picture to social media of her sitting on the edge of a dress wearing a short, white dress.

Pupils at Ousedale School in Newport Pagnell, near Milton Keynes, Bucks., said they listened as the teacher, in her 30s, was accused of being “sultry” and “provocative”.

Now Miss Ferguson has taken to social media to rally up support and defend herself.

The Daily Mail reports that underneath the offending picture, in response to a friend’s compliment, she wrote: “Thank you! I wouldn’t class this as inappropriate, would you?”

She goes on to say: “I don’t think it’s seductive or inappropriate either. 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.”

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In response to another comment, she said: “FML [f*** my life] right now! Xxxx”

Pupils recorded the eight-minute row between Miss Ferguson and their headteacher on a mobile phone.

“Miss Ferguson was saying she didn’t think there was anything wrong with the photo. All it was showing was a bit of leg,” said one pupil.

The students watched staff subsequently march their teacher of the school premises as she was suspended pending an investigation.

Pupils have shown their support for Miss Ferguson, who is part of the pastoral care team, and launched a petition called “Get Miss Ferguson Back” as they accused the school of being too prudish.

One of them said: “There is nothing wrong with the photo at all. We think Miss looks lovely.”

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Another added: “She is a brilliant teacher. She is there to help students who have problems like bullying and stuff. She does so much to help us and we’re so upset she’s been suspended.”

The petition had more than 250 signatures within just 24 hours of the pupils starting it – with some of the signatures coming from parents.

The picture itself generated more than 300 comments on Facebook but one pupil said: “Not a single person thinks there is anything inappropriate about it.”

Ousedale head teacher Sue Carbert said: “If we have any concerns about a staff member, this would not be discussed with students. We are aware of rumors but conclusions are being drawn which have no factual basis.”