School official fired for correcting spelling in student's tweet

FREDERICK, Md. (WGHP) — A Maryland school system employee was fired after she tweeted a student about his spelling.

On Jan. 5, a student tweeted @FCPSMaryland and said, "close school tammarow PLEASE." Several hours later, Frederick County Public Schools Social Media Manager Katie Nash tweeted back "but then how would you learn how to spell 'tomorrow?' :)"

The response instantly prompted backlash as thousands of people retweeted and liked the post, with many students replying to the comment.

"As a new employee, I think I sort of would have expected that there would have been some counseling or some suggestions on how to improve," Nash told the Frederick News-Post.

Instead, she was just fired and the post was deleted.

The student later said that he didn't take the tweet personally.

Even though she was fired, Nash says she was thrilled to see so much engagement from the students and "wouldn't change a thing."

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Nihar Saireddy Janga of Austin, TX, leaps for joy upon spelling the last word to become a co-champion in the final round of Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Maryland, U.S., May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Sylvie Lamontagne of Lakewood, CO, reacts while trying to spell a word during the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Maryland, U.S., May 26, 2016.REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 26: Mitchell Robson of Marblehead, Massachusetts, participates in the finals of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 26, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland. Students from across the country gathered to competed for top honor of the annual spelling championship. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 26: Kyra Holland of Warrenton, Virginia, participates in the finals of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 26, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland. Students from across the country gathered to competed for top honor of the annual spelling championship. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 26: Ameera Waterford of Makawao, Hawaii, reacts after she misspelled her word in the finals of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 26, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland. Students from across the country gathered to competed for top honor of the annual spelling championship. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 26: Spellers Cooper Komatsu (R) of Los Angeles, California, celebrates with Snehaa Ganesh Kumar (L) of Folsom, California after he correctly spelled his word in the finals of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 26, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland. Students from across the country gathered to competed for top honor of the annual spelling championship. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 26: Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar of Painted Post, New York, waits for his turn to spell in the finals of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 26, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland. Students from across the country gathered to competed for top honor of the annual spelling championship. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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