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Florida teacher claims she was fired over no zero policy

Posted at 6:45 AM, Sep 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 09:45:34-04

A Florida teacher says that she was fired because she refused to follow the "no zero" policy and gave zeroes to students who didn't turn in homework. 

Diane Tirado was a teacher for several years in St. Lucie County. The incident happened after she assigned a two-week project to her student. After several students didn't turn it in, she gave them zeros.

The school requires that students receive a minimum of 50 percent on all assignments. 

After she refused to follow the policy, she was fired. She wrote a message on a whiteboard, wishing her students well.