Top Latest Word Posts of 2013, No. 5: Teacher Carly McKinney revealed as Carly CrunkBear
Editor's note: We're counting down the most popular Latest Word posts of 2013. This one came in at No. 5. Read it as originally published.
January 29, 2013: Carly McKinney, 23, is a first-year math teacher at Overland High Schools, but her calculations related to a now-yanked Twitter account posted under the name CarlyCrunkBear don't add up. She reportedly considered it a parody account, but administrators at the Cherry Creek School District don't appear to find the flirty photos and drug references terribly amusing.
This is a look at McKinney's official staff photo, from the Overland website:
In contrast, here's her profile pic from her Twitter address, @crunk_bear; a quick-fingered Reddit user grabbed the shot before it vanished. Feel free to speculate about what she's smoking.
Why'd @crunk_bear go away? Because a 9News reporter got a tip about the account and discovered several images likely to raise the temperatures of McKinney's young charges. Like, for instance, this one...
...and this one....
Also said to have been featured were a handful of tweets making drug references, 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."
Here's another one, as seen in another user's tweet:
We shall call you jailbait warrior "@crunk_bear: Just got called Ms. McCutie. Points for being clever, however you are still jailbait."
— Matthew Bryson (@Matty_B23) January 28, 2013
When the reporter contacted McKinney, she said she and another person launched the account a few days earlier and denied putting up the more dubious photos. She also denied any on-campus drug use. Then, shortly after sending out this message...
...@crunk_bear was no more. It still lingers, though, in Twitter references that popped up after the 9News story aired. Continue reading for examples.
— C.J. Spangler (@CujoKnows) January 29, 2013
@crunk_bear is one reason why I would go back to school
— Justin (@Sickoh) January 29, 2013
@crunk_bear whaaat that's so cool! You're like the youngest hottest teacher I've ever seen!
— CHiEF REEF ✅ (@DjChiefReef) January 28, 2013
Here's guessing that the conversation McKinney was scheduled to have with administrators this morning was less effusive. At this writing, there's no word about what kind of discipline she might receive for her crunkiness. But in the future, you can bet that CarlyCrunkBear will be subtracted from her social-media menu.
Read more on the story here: "Carly McKinney, teacher suspended over hot Twitter posts, backed by #FreeCrunkBear."
Here's the 9News story:
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