She Lost Her Job Over This Photo; Find out Why
Lorraine Cook found out the hard way that Pocatello High School in Idaho doesn’t understand the difference between staff vacation time and work. Cook posted a harmless photo of her with her boyfriend from their vacation to her personal FaceBook page over summer, only to have it resurface later in the hands of her employer. Cook was up until recently, the girl’s basketball coach at the school; they subsequently fired her over this depiction of two consenting adults on a trip.
Parents at the school rallied in support of Cook to have her job reinstated, but the district hasn’t budged. The kicker? Her boyfriend in the photo is Tom Harrison, head football coach at the same school Cook was fired from. Harrison didn’t lose his job though, he was only reprimanded for the photo.
Pocatello, you’ve got some explaining to do for your blatant double standard here. While Mr. Harrison doesn’t deserve treatment equal to the obvious sham you just pulled on Ms. Cook, Lorraine deserves nothing less than the treatment her boyfriend received. I’m happy to report that Lorraine has hired an attorney in this matter, it’s too bad that funding that could have went to pay this coach to keep doing her job will now be spent fighting her in court because the district couldn’t mind their own business.