a year ago
This story of a badass librarian looks more like a detective. It hasn’t been a week after the Typical Student team told you why US students love libraries. Check Surprisingly, 84% of US Students Use Libraries These Days and This is Why in case you missed the Twitterverse outburst. So, here’s one more reason to start loving libraries even more - the librarians!
"Don't Pull Crap Like That. I Will Find You and You Will Pay"
Almost a year after it happened, this story was told by BoredPanda. Jennifer Iacopelli, a writer and a school librarian, had to become a detective to prevent one of her students from being punished for the things she didn’t do. And, of course, Jennifer took to Twitter to share the happy ending of the story afterward. So, meet Jennifer Iacopelli, the coolest librarian ever:
And now, read the exciting detective story in a series of tweets. Further quotes are from @jennifercarolyn Twitter profile.
#1 "Victory of the day, settle in folks: Student comes to the library this morning in tears. She's grounded. Her mom took away her phone."
#2 "She says that someone "hacked" her English paper and wrote very inappropriate things in it. When she and her mom sat down to work on it last"
#3 "night, her mom saw it and FREAKED on her (rightly so IMO). The student is 12 and if my 12yo had written this it would have been DEATH."
#4 "However, student INSISTS that she didn't write it. So I go into her Google Doc account and see that the changes were made at 2:16pm."
#5 "Student says, "I was on the bus then!" So I pull up the camera security footage we have in the library computer lab for 2:16pm."
#6 "There are three boys sitting around a computer, two hovered over another who is typing. I rewind the footage and see Student!"
#7 "She turns away from her desk at the end of the previous period, monitor times out, she gets up and walks away. 5 minutes later boys sit down"
#8 "One nudges the mouse and the screen lights up, still on Student's Google doc, which they hover over a for a good 15 minutes typing."
#9 "I wait the footage out, see them turn around a few times and screenshot it. Ask one of the library aides. She knows one of them!"
#10 "Then I check my sign-in records for the period! Three boys about the same age signed in together. Look up their student records and SHOCK!"
#11 "Actually not shock, because BAM their pictures match the kids in the surveillance footage. All 3 written up, in school suspension."
#12 "Student's grounding has been lifted and Mom said that she'll be returning her phone to her when she gets home today!"
#13 "Lesson: your friendly librarian is better at technology than you, so don't pull crap like that. I will find you and you will pay."
On February 1, Jennifer added one more tweet to sum up the whole story: "Just to add on: gotta shout out our IT guy for getting us the security footage so fast, Student's English teacher and our Dean! Team effort!"
How Did Twitterverse React to The Librarian Detective Story?
As usual, the Twitterverse didn't stay aside. Users commended the clever librarian for her intelligence and thanked her for believing the student and helping her out.
@CMRanapia said: "THANK YOU for believing this girl, helping her and bringing her bullies to account. Thank you for sharing. Need it today."
@Nikkitapup said: "The library was my safe haven in school. Things like this reinforce the desire I got then to become a librarian someday."
@anglib78 said: "And a reminder to us all to log out when we're done working on a public anything."
That's all, folks! Did you like the library thriller?
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