Identifying Facebook poser will take weeks

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Columbia County authorities were told Thursday that identifying the culprit in a suspected fake Facebook page could take several more weeks.

The sheriff's office requested information from the social networking site to help track down the address of a computer used to post information under the name of Avery Hill, 16, a Lakeside High School student who served as a witness against special education teacher Margaret Mudrak.

After testifying against Mud­rak June 8 in the hearing before members of the Columbia County Board of Education, a Facebook posting purporting to be from Hill claimed that he lied on the stand to get her fired on charges that included providing too much testing help to her students and improperly modifying school records.

Hill denied any role in the posting, and school system officials said they believed the page had been "spoofed." Hill's guardian later filed a police report, noting that Hill had been threatened because of the posting on the page.

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Martinez
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Martinez 07/15/10 - 04:21 pm
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So in other words - this will

So in other words - this will drag out until after school starts and it is too late for Mrs. Mudrack to get back to work this school year after CCBOE is forced to overturn their decision. Wasn't this student's testimony, absent other missing evidence, the backbone of the county's case???

ripjones
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ripjones 07/15/10 - 04:41 pm
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You are correct. I'm still

You are correct. I'm still amazed at this Board of Education. Good teachers are hard enough to get, let alone Special Education teachers. Her previous annual reviews were good. It still smells like a sulphur candle (rotten egg) to me.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/15/10 - 05:05 pm
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What a travesty and a TOTAL

What a travesty and a TOTAL WASTE of time and money.

DoggieMom
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DoggieMom 07/15/10 - 05:56 pm
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What happens when they find

What happens when they find out the student really did post the message? Will the travesty of justice against Mrs. Mudrak be overturned?
Will her job or even her reputation be restored?
At this point, she can never get her life back, and the school district was totally out of line in how they handled this.

Junket831
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Junket831 07/15/10 - 07:05 pm
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If it turns out that young

If it turns out that young Mr. Hill did in fact post the story there is at least one solution that will be easy to resolve; the Board resign and all administrators involved FIRED. What was good for the teacher should apply to the administrators that concocted this mess.

I hope for Mr. Hill that he is in fact innocent and some hacker was
involved.

sassygirl8
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sassygirl8 07/15/10 - 09:57 pm
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I hope this woman gets her

I hope this woman gets her job back. And if this is true they ought to be ashamed of themselves..What comes around goes around

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AEinstein 07/16/10 - 10:17 am
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I agree with Junket. The

I agree with Junket. The administrators who brought these charges based on this young man's questionable testimony should be fired if the investigation proves he did post this FB page. There should also be some way for the CCBOE to pay for damages to her reputation, but I doubt there is any way that will happen

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