Just a couple days after screenshots of deleted controversial Facebook posts related to the death of basketball star Kobe Bryant, Camas High School principal Dr. Liza Sejkora was put on administrative leave by Camas School District Superintendent, Dr. Jeff Snell.
The announcement came via email from Snell, which reads as follows:
I am following up with you regarding the situation at Camas High School. Our priority is always the safety of our students and staff. In light of threats to Dr. Sejkora and concern from our community, Dr. Sejkora has been placed on administrative leave today pending the outcome of our investigation. We will continue to have additional staff at Camas High School for support. I appreciate your patience during this process as it has been a very challenging time. I will update you with any changes in our status.
Jeff Snell, Superintendent
Camas School District
Snell is meeting with Camas Police again on Wednesday morning and will provide another update to the community.
Threats against Sejkora continue to circulate on Twitter and other social media platforms after Facebook screenshots from Next Door application users went viral and local news media outlets, including Lacamas Magazine, picked it up.
Within an hour after the announcement of Bryant’s passing, on January 26, Sejkora wrote the following Facebook post on a private page: “Not gonna lie. Seems to me that karma caught up with a rapist today.”
Within two hours, she deleted the post, and then wrote another, which read: “I just deleted a post. It was deleted because the comments missed my Intent. You are free to judge me for the post just as I am free to judge the person the post was about. Also — if you are shocked I speak my mind on my page, I am honestly surprised.”
Both posts were deleted, but screenshots were taken and started circulating a week later.
The story has been picked up by local and national media, including the New York Times.
Sejkora gave Lacamas Magazine an in-depth interview about the posts, and the aftermath. She issued an apology.
YOUTUBE VIDEO INTERVIEW
Please watch the full interview on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/nI6Vq-70htk
We will update you as the story unfolds.