real life

The 'sultry' Facebook selfie that got a teacher suspended from her job.

A British teacher has quit her job following a dispute over ‘sultry’ selfie she posted to Facebook.

Lydia Ferguson was reportedly reprimanded by senior staff at Ousedale School in Buckinghamshire in late March, before being suspended and escorted of the premises.

According to The Mirror, students allegedly used a mobile phone to record the confrontation, during which the 39-year-old was reportedly told the image was “sultry” and “provocative”.

The picture reportedly showed the mother of three sitting on the edge of a bed, wearing a white outfit that exposed her legs.

Ferguson today told The Sun the battle with the school carried on for two months, but ultimately she chose to resign.

“After it all blew up I knew I couldn’t go back to the school,” she said.

“I just don’t want the stress of it anymore, my family have been through enough of it.”

Prior to her suspension, Ferguson had worked for the secondary school for four years as a learning monitor – a specialist teacher for children with behavioural problems.

Baffled by all the watered down teacher talk on your kids report card? Post continues below.

Her suspension attracted international media attention after students launched an online petition in an effort to have her reinstated.

“She is a brilliant teacher,” one child told The Sun in March.

“She does so much to help us and we’re so upset she’s been suspended.

“Not a single person thinks there is anything inappropriate about it.”

00:00 / ???