In what is rapidly becoming a cautionary tale to nudity-loving pothead teachers everywhere (there’s gotta be, what, a few dozen of those out there at least, right?), one Carly McKinney, 23, a 10th grade math teacher in Colorado, is currently under suspension by her school district for some seriously moronic behavior.
Just HOW moronic? Oh, lawd. It’s difficult to wrap one’s brain around the epic stupid.
It seems McKinney liked to post some fairly, err, interesting content to Twitter stream under the handle @crunky_bear, including but not limited to nearly-nude photos, comments about students being “jailbait,” and jokes about smoking pot – complete with visual evidence:
Because, you know, it’s not like HER JOB WORKING WITH CHILDREN would be relevant here at all, right?
I’m guessing her students probably got a kick out of all of this. The parents of those kids… not so much.
McKinney claims “a friend” created the account as a parody, and I don’t know about you but it makes total sense to me that a friend would create a “parody account” of their nobody 23-year-old teacher pal and stock it full of compromising photos and damning drug-related content. Man, what a laugh-riot! FRIENDSHIP! *arm-punch*
Of course all of this raises the question: does it really matter what a teacher does outside the classroom? Clearly McKinney is a very special kind of moron, and posting all of this publicly was beyond misguided on her part — that goes without saying. But should teachers be held to a different moral standard relative to their behavior than the rest of us? Would you care if you found out that your kid’s teacher was a pothead with a juvenile sense of humor who liked to take naked photos of herself, *provided* she was good at her job? Is it the making-public of this behavior that bothers us, or the behavior itself?