Half-Naked Photos, Pot-Smoking Tweets Get Teacher Suspended

Carly McKinney, a first-year 10th-grade math teacher, has been put on administrative leave after a local news station discovered tweets containing revealing photos of her and bragging about bringing marijuana to school.

1. After station 9NEWS in Denver discovered this Twitter account of Carly “CarlyCrunkBear” McKinney, a first-year 10th-grade math teacher, McKinney made the lewd account private.

2. But has a collection of her pot-smoking, NSFW tweets and pictures.

4. The 23-year-old teacher regularly tweeted about smoking weed and used hashtags largely associated with rave and drug culture, like #PLURVibes.

6. She also regularly tweeted revealing photos of herself.

7. She told 9NEWS that while the photos were of her, she was unaware that her friend was posting them to the @Crunk_bear account.

8. McKinney told 9NEWS that the account was actually a parody that her friend was tweeting from, denying that she has ever brought drugs on to her school’s campus.

11. A representative from the Cherry Creek School District has confirmed, however, that McKinney has been placed on administrative leave.

13. The marijuana-related tweets are being taken the most seriously. While Colorado has legalized marijuana for personal use, it is still against the law to bring it on school grounds.

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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