Nope, “Udaho” sounds like the message sent to a high school basketball coach fired for a photo she posted on Facebook.
Pocatello High School girls basketball coach Laraine Cook was fired in late October by the Orwellian-sounding “School District 25″ for a photo that showed her fiance’s hand over her bikini-clad breast.
Cook pulled the photo within 24 hours of posting it and high school administrators reprimanded her in July.
In October, an anonymous busybody sent a copy of the photo to the school district, which fired Cook and reprimanded her fiance, Pocatello High head football coach Tom Harrison.
Cook led the girls basketball team to a third-place showing at the 2013 state tournament. Harrison has won 10 state football championships and was inducted into the Idaho High School Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
Cook is filing a lawsuit against the school district. She told local media the photo was “absolutely not [immoral]” and her mother was on the vacation trip with her and Harrison. She said the school district told her she was fired, and not Harrison, because she is the person that posted the photo.
Almost 90 percent of respondents to an Online poll by The Idaho State Journal think Cook should have kept her job.
Lauren Gannon, 17, a senior at Pocatello High School, said if anyone should have been fired, it should have been Harrison.
Some allege the anonymous person who sent the photo to the school district is a rival basketball coach.
Parent Tim Pierson, who was in a group of parents that petitioned the district to reconsider its decision, said “the real losers in all this is the girls” who lost their coach 10 days before the season started.
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