34-year-old Frederick County Public Schools employee Katie Nash was told to "tweet back at students."
So she did.
When a student tweeted with a request for a snow day, Nash playfully tweeted back while also correcting a really unfortunate spelling error.
"@FCPSMaryland close school tammarow PLEASE"
Nash tweeted back, "but then how would you learn how to spell 'tomorrow" :)"
It became a very popular tweet earning over a thousand re-tweets before the school asked Nash to deleted it. The following day they deleted Nash.
"We had received feedback from some students in a focus group that our tweeting was a bit flat, they were looking for some more engagement," Nash told ABC 11.
"They were looking for us to tweet back at them and I really took that to heart because I know that I am a little bit older and maybe not as hip as some of the students are, so I took that to heart and I took that feedback in."
But the day after she sent what she believes most of the community understood to be a "lighthearted tweet," she received a letter of termination.
Dear Katie, this letter confirms our discussion today that your probation period as a Web Experience Coordinator for Frederick County Public Schools will not be extended. You will be terminated from your assignment effective January 13, 2017.
Jeez, it was just a joke, you can tell by the way she added that smiley face. But still, students should probably be encouraged to learn, not get bullied into it. So much for trying to do a good job.