BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Frederick County Public Schools fired employee Katie Nash for a tweet she posted last week, according to the Frederick News Post.
Michael Doerrer, a district spokesman, said Nash was no longer employed with the school system, but he didn’t comment on the circumstances.
Nash started working as a web experience coordinator in November. Among her responsibilities was to run the district’s social media accounts.
On Jan. 5, a student tweeted to the Twitter account, @FCPSMaryland, asking schools to close “tammarow.” Nash reportedly wrote in response from the school Twitter feed: “But then how would you learn how to spell “tomorrow?” 🙂
The response from Nash’s FCPS tweet received more than 1,000 retweets and 1,000 likes and she became the subject of a hashtag, #KatiefromFCPS. And later #freekatie also appeared in students’ Twitter feeds.
The student later wrote that he didn’t mind Nash’s original reply and didn’t take it personally.