Washington principal on leave for Facebook post on Kobe Bryant's death

Washington principal on leave for Facebook post on Kobe Bryant's death

Washington principal on leave for Facebook post on Kobe Bryant's death

A southwest Washington school principal has been put on administrative leave after suggesting former National Basketball Association star Kobe Bryant's death was deserved.

In the summer of 2003, Bryant, then 24, was accused of raping a 19-year-old woman in a Colorado hotel room. It, however, appeared Sejkora doubled down on her previous sentiments by following up with another post saying: "You are free to judge me for the post just as I am free to judge the person the post was about".

Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna "Gigi" Bryant were among nine people who were instantly killed after the helicopter faded from radar just before 10 a.m. local time in Calabasas, California, on January 26.

"On January 26 after news broke of Kobe Bryant's death, I made a comment to my private social media which was a personal, visceral reaction", she wrote. "On the basketball court, you're not my friend, and I'm not your friend, and it's either kill or be killed". Bryant released a statement, negotiated by lawyers, in which he recognized the woman did not view their sexual encounter as consensual and later settled a civil lawsuit with the woman.

Sejkora, the high school principal, said in a message to families Monday that she wanted "to apologize for suggesting that a person's death is deserved".

The district is investigating the Facebook post, KGW reports. "Further, I apologize for the disruption it caused to our learning environment today".

"I have some personal experience that generated the visceral reaction", she told KATU-TV Tuesday. We have tremendous students, staff, and community. "We also teach our students that what we share online has permanency". I love being principal at Camas High School.

But Snell, the superintendent, told KATU-TV that he will continue supporting Sejkora as she rebuilds trust with her students, the community at large. Especially when she's in such a place of power that she is right now.

"It's true however I feel it's additionally as a result of Gigi wished to see sure gamers, and he or she was into it", Leslie stated. "I think what's really appropriate is that Kobe was part of the film community, and as such, he will be embraced within the In Memoriam segment".

Sejkora, who has been the principal at Camas High School for the past three years, admits that it was only last year when she counseled staff and students at the school about being careful about posting online and how it could adversely affect your life. Logan Schmidt, a senior at Camas High, says, "I think she should step down".

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