AURORA, Colo. — Though she probably violated no law, photos that allegedly show an Overland High School math teacher spread eagle and topless alarmed her bosses at one of Colorado’s most prominent school districts, according to Fox 31. So much so that on Tuesday, administrators called an emergency meeting.
Fox 31 – “There are some posts on the Twitter page that are of concern,” Cherry Creek School District spokesperson Tustin Amole said. ”Now we have to determine whether anything is violation of district policy.”
The 23-year-old teacher associated with the account, Carly McKinney, is now on paid leave.
In addition to the topless photos, McKinney’s alleged Twitter account, which has now been deleted, posted photos of her partying with alcohol and marijuana. She talked about her “double life” – teacher by day, party animal by night.
One tweet described a situation in which McKinney had marijuana on the Overland High School campus. That comment, in particular, caught her school district’s attention.
“Adults can smoke marijuana in Colorado,” Amole said. “But it is still against state and federal law to use or possess (marijuana) on school property.”
Several students came to the teacher’s defense Tuesday, including Shaun Gannaway and Parker Hinton. In their minds, the marijuana and privacy issues are paramount.
“My t-shirt says CrunkBear13 which is the name she was calling herself on Twitter,” said Gannaway, displaying a shirt that included the Twitter handle along with a marijuana leaf. “She’s a good teacher, a good coach of the volleyball students. She doesn’t deserve punishment for what she does in her off time.”
Hinton echoed those sentiments.
“It’s her personal life,” Hinton said. “As long as it doesn’t take place on campus – and she has denied that it has – we’re going to respect that.”
Other students, like Johan Alvarez and Stephen Smith, had opinions that fell on the opposite end of the spectrum.
“It’s a little too much information,” Smith said. “She doesn’t really need to share that.”