Teacher Fired After Allegedly Lying About Dying

Ashley Barker allegedly lied about having a terminal illness so she could take extra days off.
1:11 | 05/31/13

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Polk County school district officials say actually barker told a heartbreaking story. The first grade teacher said her father was sick and dying and so she. And for nearly a year it appears they took her work for him. Letting her leave early giving her days off and making special accommodations for something that they later found out was a massive -- It's something parents of students at laurel elementary school can't even make sense of wall or kind of scary future lies about -- -- everything. The district wouldn't say how many days she actually skipped class. But according to this termination letter over the course of the year she -- principle 120. Emails about she and her father's terminal illnesses. -- allegations surfaced about barker stale district investigators say they discovered the -- story was entirely made up her father wasn't sick and neither was she. And effort our lawn and not being caught. I mean I don't know what to say -- -- I don't know why did he notice it before when the district confronted barker they say she admitted she was just sitting at home the entire time. -- but when we went by that home tonight to get her side of the story she was nowhere to be found.

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