High school teacher tweets half-naked photos, tells the world she was high while grading
A 23-year-old math teacher at Overland High School in Aurora, Colorado is in a heap of trouble after a local television station publicized the bawdy — but awesome — contents of her Twitter account.
Carly McKinney’s Twitter page contained half-naked photos and all kinds of chatter about marijuana, including a boast of pot possession on school grounds, reports KUSA-TV.
“Watching a drug bust go down in the parking lot. It’s funny cuz I have weed in my car in the staff parking lot,” McKinney recounted in one Twitter post.
Another tweet reported that McKinney was high while grading her students’ work.
“Naked. Wet. Stoned,” reported still another one.
Other tweets on McKinney’s account were also controversial, KUSA reports.
“Instead of being productive, I’ve been on Twitter…,” the first-year teacher admitted in one message that appears to have been posted during the school day.
“Just got called Ms. McCutie. Points for being clever, however you are still jailbait,” read another tweet.
The Twitter page, CarlyCrunkBear (@crunk_bear), no longer exists.
McKinney told KUSA she and a friend had created the Twitter account as a parody. She maintains that her partner in tweeting is the one responsible for the offending posts.
She also maintained that she never brought any illegal drugs to campus.
Officials with the Cherry Creek School District are on the case, according to the station. They reportedly met with McKinney on Tuesday morning. Since then, she has been placed on administrative leave.
The school district does train teachers on the use of the Internet and social media, the Denver-area NBC affiliate added. School officials say the basic mantra is: Don’t publish anything on the web that you wouldn’t write on the blackboard in your classroom.