Carly McKinney, aka CarlyCrunkBear, "no longer employed" by school district

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Big NSFW pics below.
Update: Tustin Amole, spokesperson for the Cherry Creek School District, told us on February 28 that a decision about the future of Overland High School teacher Carly McKinney, who was put on leave after news broke about controversial photos and tweets sent from her Twitter account, was likely to come the following day.

Wrong. The district waited for three more weeks, until the info dead zone of a Friday afternoon, to announce that McKinney won't be coming back to the school. Here's the entire release from Amole:

The Overland High School teacher, who was placed on administrative leave after allegations of impropriety arose, is no longer employed by the District. The district will have no further comment as this is a personnel issue.
Note that McKinney's name isn't even mentioned in the statement, and neither does the district say whether she was dismissed, resigned or some combination thereof.

What led to this strange exit for McKinney? Continue for our previous coverage, including photos, tweets and more.

Update, 6:52 a.m. March 4: By this time, we thought there'd be resolution in the case of Carly McKinney, aka CarlyCrunkBear, an Overland High School teacher who received national attention after revelations about drug references and skintastic photos (see NSFW examples below) shared on her Twitter account. In response to an inquiry from Westword on Thursday, Cherry Creek School District spokeswoman Tustin Amole told us via e-mail, "I hope to have something no later than tomorrow afternoon." But those hopes were dashed. Friday came and went without an announcement, and Amole isn't saying when one might arrive.

This morning, we e-mailed Amole asking for details about why no announcement was made on Friday, and when one might be coming. She responded with a two-word text -- "Nothing yet." Her reply was even more succinct to a followup question about whether there was a timeline on the decision being made public. "No," she wrote, although she added that she would include Westword when the decision is released.

Given that news agencies such as 9News also reported that the decision was pending, Twitter Nation was poised for news. Witness this tweet from a few hours ago featuring the Diplo-endorsed hash tag #freecrunkbear:

The answer to that question is "No" as well -- and at this point, the school district isn't hinting about when that might change. Continue for our previous coverage.

Original post, 9:50 a.m. February 28: Late last month, Overland High teacher Carly McKinney made international headlines after being suspended in the wake of tweets featuring NSFW photos and jokes about drugs; examples below.

Since then, there's been a month of silence from the Cherry Creek School District. But according to a district spokeswoman, that quiet is about to end.

"We are nearing a conclusion," notes the district's Tustin Amole. "I hope to have something no later than tomorrow afternoon."

As we've reported, 9News received a tip about McKinney's account, @crunk_bear, which she told the station she shares with a friend. She insisted that someone with access to the account had posted items without her say-so, including photos like this one....

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...and this one.

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Also featured were tweets like "Naked. Wet. Stoned" and "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."

Afterward, McKinney, a first-year teacher still in her probationary period, was put on paid administrative leave so that the school district could look into whether she violated the drug-free-school-zone policy or tweeted on school time.

In regard to the former question, the answer appears to be "no." Last week, 9News reported that McKinney would not face drug charges because the Aurora police "could not substantiate the tweets or find any evidence of any crime."

That leaves possible administrative punishment, and perhaps even dismissal -- not for exercising her right to free speech, presumably, but for other offenses, such as tweeting while on the job.

In the meantime, Twitter Nation has sprang to her defense.

Continue for more about Carly McKinney, including NSFW photos.


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governor1992
governor1992

Any and all of you choosing to be judgmental pricks about this should look in the mirror. You are a part of the society that is unnecessarily shaming these people for exercising  their freedoms to do what they want. You add to the problems in the world, the bigotry, the hatred, the judgements. She's 23, who gives a fuck if she smokes and drinks, and she just happens to be a teacher as well. It sucks that this persons life is made a public flaming spree for the sake of OUR entertainment. 


Disgusting pigs the human race is. One day we will learn to mind our own damn business. As long is no one is getting hurt.



raynabieber
raynabieber

Carly is currently my Middle school teacher, and I honestly think that she should not be judged about something she did in her past, and something that was absolutely no part of her career. She is a wonderful teacher, that has taught me a lot... She has not deserved to be treated this way! It was a mistake. We all make mistakes; She's young and it got a little to out of control. That DOES NOT MEAN she should have to move to a different country and change her name.. LEAVE HER ALONE! Thank You... Goodnight! :)

weeks70
weeks70

I personally dont smoke the crap but I love the smell of it, and to see the mellowness that it gives to people with over anxious traits and personality orders of such. What a better way than the chemicals that our doctors deal to our youth

Rosa Alex
Rosa Alex

@stanley1 who are you a donkey wanna be? Get off the internet troll

iammarylynn
iammarylynn

This is really sad.  She clearly needs help. But I personally think everyone posting pictures like that are insecure.   Hopefully she gets counseling before she hangs out with more children. What's funny, is the only people supporting her on here are men that say an over-sexed woman is some how on the front lines for feminists everywhere.  This woman is no feminist... just another damaged soul.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

With poor decision making skills like this, bet Carly McStoner is easy to get into bed ...

... perhaps this termination prevented a future headline -- 

(another) Female Teacher busted for Sex with Student

Ben Deco
Ben Deco

Not to worry folks. Me and a couple of my buddies are going to pitch in to have her be all our kids teacher.

Blake Smith
Blake Smith

I have employment for her... For real... I saw a show once on how to make my money using prostitutes.. Lol

Steven Fowler
Steven Fowler

Most Americans really need to get over the pathological fear of the human body and sexuality.

Schittphaiç Magü
Schittphaiç Magü

@ Chris Vann. For some folks, the guns & ammo are essentially replacement body parts.

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

Certain jobs require that those who hold them behave like role models, even when not at work. Being a teacher is one of those jobs.

Chris Vann
Chris Vann

Can't show the human body because it's dirty, but don't touch the ammo, that would infringe on my rights.

Philip Fick
Philip Fick

i d like to see her dance at the glendale ballet.

RustyShackleford
RustyShackleford

She ought to consider herself lucky they only fired her.


Knowing CCSD, I'm surprised they didn't insist on her forfeiting her teaching certificate in the process. I'm even more surprised they didn't decide to file a lawsuit seeking damages as well...

Brandie Keeler-Reagan
Brandie Keeler-Reagan

Except it was my daughter. Crunk_bear was her volleyball coach. After school practices, tournaments on Saturdays; this chick spent lots of unstructured time "supervising" my kid. So yeah, like a mom.

Brandie Keeler-Reagan
Brandie Keeler-Reagan

Wonder how you'd feel if it was YOUR daughter she was spending time with? Good riddance!

Eric Gonzalez
Eric Gonzalez

just a bunch of hypocrites.... well ,the people who wanted her gone anyways.

Rosa Alex
Rosa Alex

I never saw what was so wrong shit shes wifey material in my eyes

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Carly McCrunkslut = future dancer at Shotgun Willies

SSSAASSSD!

Sheilah Davis
Sheilah Davis

I don't like the precedent the distict is setting. If a failing brat wants a teacher fired, all he or she has to do is make up a disturbing online presence. I hope the district takes care to investigate before making decisions.

Cindy Lou Hubert
Cindy Lou Hubert

what did she think was going to happen after posting these kind of pictures? Work smarter not harder

LuvFortCollins
LuvFortCollins

If only it was as easy to fire corrupt police officers too. How much did we pay for Broderick to stay on paid admin leave for 2 years? Not to mention legal bills and that he is now collection his pension too. What is wrong with this state?

Ed Haas
Ed Haas

I have a job for her. She can teach my little Richard how to stand at attention.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Hey Mikey ... why isn't this keyworded / categorized under "marijuana" too?


Tony Tafoya
Tony Tafoya

i would see this as a bad thing if she was ugly

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Carly McCrunk Slut's new career = bikini clad budtender and part-time convention candy for dope industry trade shows.

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@Ben Deco Cool.  Blunt-rolling, getting crunk, and posting naked pictures of yourself on the internet are skills that ALL employers are seeking these days.

stanley1
stanley1

@Chris Vann What an absolutely fucking stupid attempt at an analogy.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Brandie Keeler-Reagan 

Jealous much ?


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Brandie Keeler-Reagan 

Prude much?

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@Eric Gonzalez Complete sentences are our friends.

stanley1
stanley1

@Eric Gonzalez Hypocritical of what, exactly?

stanley1
stanley1

@Rosa Alex Yeah, I doubt you would.

weeks70
weeks70

@DonkeyHotay I think what she,s doing on her own time is not anyones business .And If she was spending extra time with your child ,for what maybe it was something that you didnt cover as a parent so she had to,and you are downing her for that and for someone messing with her account sham on you


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Sheilah Davis ..."make up a disturbing online presence"

... and then get teacher to send slutty nude stoner pics of herself.

stanley1
stanley1

@DonkeyHotay Nice retort, dumbfuck. I could give a shit about someone smoking weed or being a hoodrat on their own time. When you're dumb enough to be a teacher and don't understand the idiocy of tweeting that shit out to the world, your judgment and common sense come into serious question...not that you'd ever understand. Hopefully you haven't further infected the gene pool with your stupidity.

stanley1
stanley1

@DonkeyHotay ...and I'm sure if this dumbass was tweeting out pics of her and an "assault weapon" and was fired, you'd be on here cheering, along with the rest of the Westword lemmings. And then Michael Roberts would chime in, "lots of people feel the way you do, donkey. thanks for the post, we're gonna make it post of the day".

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stanley1 ... Michael's feelings got hurt, so he no longer acknowledges the Donkey. 


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@fognl7

From the Axiom -- Stupid Stoners are as Stupid Stoners do.

Stupid Stoner Sluts are as Stupid Stoner Sluts do.


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