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A teacher at high school does play a huge role in shaping the students' behaviour and character. But what happens if the teacher herself is a bad influence? Well, as a first, she's fired. And that's exactly what happened with a high school teacher who went with the alias Chunk Bear online, after some inappropriate things about her were discovered online.
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23-year-old Carly McKinney was a high school teacher for Cherry Creek School District. But what happened when she was online was something else entirely! Going with the alias Chunk Bear, she was one to smoke weed and post clad photos.
Chunk Bear posted stuff like, "Naked. Wet. Stoned" and "Such an easy day…Can't wait to roll up after school." It's legal to smoke pot in Colorado (that's where the school she worked in is) but being a teacher, she should have maintained a certain level of discipline, at least in her social life and on social media.
Parents were outraged after a local news station picked up Carly's tweets and made them public. And not like all that's been told was bad enough, one tweet of hers particularly made matters much worse. "Watching a drug bust go down in the parking lots. It's funny cuz I have weed in my car in the staff parking lot," McKinney sent out as Crunk Bear, talking about having brought weed to school.
"Just got called M. McCutie. Points for being clever, however you are still jailbait," she said in one of her tweets, referring to a student as jailbait.
The teacher tried desperately to cover her tracks and make up a story to keep her job after the discovery of not just the things mentioned above, but also semi-nude photos of her. She said that it was a parody account created by a friend, and most of the scandalous posts were made by the friend. However, the school said that while she was allowed the freedom of speech, calling students jailbait and bringing marijuana to school are straightforward grounds for administrative leave and nothing less.
A social media campaign with the hashtag #FreeCrunkBear has started, that her students have begun.