High school kids know how to get things done on Twitter. Take, for example, the successful hashtag campaign to urge New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow to call a student who was seriously injured by a drunk driver. So, why not get #FreeCrunkBear trending?

Who is “Crunk Bear” and from what does she need to be freed? She’s Carly McKinney, aka “crunk_bear,” a 23-year-old math teacher at Overland High School in Aurora, Colo., and she’s been suspended for posting partially nude photos to social media sites, as well as tweeting about having weed on school property and being “baked” while grading papers. Obviously, then, the kids love her. Students “kind of relate to her on a personal level” one student explained to a 9News reporter. But can she teach math? Has anyone thought to ask?

Twitter might have had a role in McKinney’s suspension, but will it play a role in putting her back in the classroom (if not a reality TV series)?

https://twitter.com/obeyy_this/status/296297459578187776

https://twitter.com/Brianruppert/status/297465878809829377

Superstar DJ Diplo weighs in:

https://twitter.com/carlycrunkbear/status/297095661344665602

“Your the crunkest”? At least she’s not teaching English. (Update: Or is it a parody account? Please see the editor’s note at the end of this post.)

One or two voices for decency have emerged among the hashtag mania.

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Editor’s note: The Daily News reports that McKinney created the @CarlyCrunkBear account on Tuesday. However, Daily Dot reports that “an anonymous individual has created a @CarlyCrunkBear to impersonate the beleaguered teacher.” Twitchy has not yet confirmed which report is accurate.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Yeah, no. Nudes can be explained away, I guess. Personal stuff, but dope, No. She may be a totally rad babe, but she is an adult and in position of authority and influence, She should be fired for the drug stuff, and at the least use her time off to reflect and grow up.

    • Guest

      Yea… except for the fact that it’s legal in her state you almost make a valid point.

      • Michelle

        The issue isn’t that pot is legal in CO (but nice try!). Pot being legal in CO doesn’t include bringing it onto school property (that’s kinda sorta still illegal) and she bragged about doing it. She also bragged about grading papers while high. Against the law? No, but her employer certainly has every right to fire her for performing her job while impaired by drugs. Drinking is perfectly legal, but if I perform the duties of my job while intoxicated, my employer has every right to fire me.

        • Guest

          OK. So by your logic, any teacher who goes home and has a couple beers or glasses of wine, while grading a test/paper, should be fired as well? But you are correct, being intoxicated while on the job/campus, will lead to termination in most instances; but unless the story stated differently, I believe she was at home? I’m not sure if the administration would have a strong case trying to fire someone who posts they have something in their vehicle versus actually finding it… but I’m not a lawyer.

          • Michelle

            If the teacher is impaired while grading papers, then yes, the school has a right to take issue with it. She admits to be “baked” and I believe that’s the equivalent impairment to being “drunk”, not just a “couple of beers”. OK, so by your logic the school doesn’t have a strong case trying to fire someone who posts they have something in their car vs. actually finding it…if I work for a bank and post that I just stole $200 from my cash drawer or I work for a company and post I just gave company secrets to the competitor, but they didn’t actually see me do either thing, they should simply ignore it? You’re right, you’re not a lawyer.

          • Michael Rice

            It clearly states having weed on school property. Can you read?

      • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

        Not legal to have it on school property.
        Reading comprehension — how the eff does it work?

        • Guest

          When did they find it in her car, which was also on school property? Oh, you are talking about her post. Maybe she was joking? Burden of proof… how the eff does it work?

          • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

            Read the g*ddamed article. Go slowly & sound out the words. Good luck.
            As to “Burden of proof” — OMG you are such an idiot — she isn’t being ARRESTED by the police — she’s being suspended from her job — your employer doesn’t need to meet the same standard to fire you as the police need to arrest you. “Joking” about something is enough for your employer to fire you if it calls into question your judgment/ability to act appropriately in public.
            I seriously weep for this country — y’all are effing morons.

          • Guest

            Don’t be mad Angie, life is too short.

          • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

            I’m not mad — you people are boning yourselves with your aggressive ignorance, but by the time you geniuses figure it out, I’ll be long gone & that makes me happy.

          • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

            She should have blocked the view out her back window……….lol while she was toking…………

      • TocksNedlog

        And you almost paid attention.

      • GaryTheBrave

        I get the feeling that this teacher may have been blazing the roach, the doob, or whatever it’s called today long before pot was legal in CO.

      • Michael Rice

        It is nto legal to have on school property, genius. SInce when does somethign ebign legal make it right and excusable, automatically, anyway,.

  • GotMyLoveGlassesOn

    She got a job too soon. Her brain isnt fully cooked, yet. She may have the degree, but that just means she did the schoolwork and made the grades. That’s it. It doesnt mean she’s ‘teacher material.’ She’s the reason there are so many disturbing stories in the news about teacher-student relations and our kids are coming out of the public school system worse off if they’d have been with no schooling, at all.

    • Marc LoGrasso

      Actually, I believe her brain is quite well-baked.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TVJU3Z5RYUJBSIXKGMRNNSEJDQ Mike Johnson

      Call college degrees what they are now: 4-year attendence certificates.

  • Blake Waymire

    Well, this explains why high school kids tend to fall on the dumber and less mature side of the spectrum. So happy I was homeschooled.

    • Guest

      Actually, it doesn’t. So much for home schooling.

      • Comrade Jones

        obviously not. its not like shitty teachers are the reason for the terrible standards.. noooo. its… uh.. money or somthing!

      • Michael Rice

        Right, because kids tweeting about how a teacher is cool because she is stoned during work and sends out half nude pics proves…what?

    • Teresa Davis McCormick

      i’m thinking about home schooling my kids next year. This stuff is getting too frequent.

    • BlueGood

      And Blake, now you know where “Low Information Voters” come from….

      • Blake Waymire

        Oh, I’ve always known where they come from.

    • WVS

      HEY NOW. 13 years of public education, and three years into undergrad at a public university, here I am reading Twitchy. Not everyone submits to having their brains washed all the way out of their heads. But on an unrelated note…I kinda wish I’d had this teacher for something. Just not math or science.

  • Lady 12

    Those kids following the hashtag were all high school guys.

  • Guest

    What happened about teachers having personal lives? As someone that went to school for teaching, I learned to keep my private life just that private. What she might of done was foolish but as long as she is not bringing her private life to work, I don’t think its something worthy of being fired for.

    • Michelle

      Do you think the fact she tweeted about grading papers while stoned and having drugs on school property might have anything to do with this? She doesn’t bring her private life to work? Well, yes she does when she grades papers (that’s work) while stoned (that’s her private life) and brings drugs onto school property. Is she really keeping her private life private when it’s all over the Internet, including nude photos of herself? And when you went to that school for teaching, did they not teach you it’s “would have” and not “would of”?

    • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

      Her lack of good judgement makes me wonder how she got some of those passing grades.

    • TocksNedlog

      She, BY CHOICE, made her private life public.

    • Michael Rice

      WHat is it with you people…can you read?

  • TroyGates

    She’s 23, just because she is a teacher doesn’t mean she needs to act 53. Give the girl a break and let her enjoy life.

    • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

      Hell, at 23 I was running a hospital floor, what does that exactly mean. She needs to keep her pot smoking naked ass off a social forum or should she start her new career as a pole dancer.

      • TroyGates

        Just because she’s a teacher doesn’t mean she should have her personal life held to a higher standard than anyone else as long as it stays outside the work place.

        • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

          well, we can say it didn’t stay out, now did it.

        • TocksNedlog

          Too bad she did NOT keep it out of the workplace.

        • jacksonjay

          She signed a contract that says she is held to a higher standard! Yep!

    • TocksNedlog

      “My way, your way, anything goes tonight.”
      — Axl Rose

      [She’ll do very well, living by his example]

    • jacksonjay

      She apparently referred to her students as “jailbait”! You obviously haven’t raised teenage children! My daughter had a teacher (female) with 2 young kids who went to prison because she was involved with a middle school boy! When you send your kids to school, you expect the teachers to act like ADULTS!

      • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

        I have 2 teenage boys, my first meet and greet was me explaining if anything inappropriate took place, they would be begging someone to call the police!

    • Michael Rice

      It does mena she has to act responsibly, especially when leading kids. And grading while stoned and bringing it to schookl is not “enjoying her life”…

  • cfc1905

    I agree that what she does on her on time is her business. I’ll even give her a pass form the drug stand-point. But if you’re so stupid, at 23, to tweet that you see narcs busting kids for drugs, hope they don’t find out I have some in the car….You have no business teaching anybody anything.

    • TroyGates

      Its legal in Colorado now, isn’t it?

      • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

        Not on school property it isn’t.
        Reading comprehension — how the eff does it work?

        • TroyGates

          It didn’t say on school property, it said “while grading papers”. That can be done at home you know.

          • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

            “, McKinney also posted pictures of herself smoking weed while at the school.”

          • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

            Besides the fact that “recreational use” of drugs means you only use them for RECREATION (i.e., when you’re not working — and grading papers is part of a teacher’s job), the article CLEARLY states “she’s been suspended for posting partially nude photos to social media sites, as well as tweeting about having weed on school property . . .”

            So again, to you and the Einsteins who “like” your comment: reading comprehension — how the eff does it work?

            eta: oh, PS — the article didn’t SAY anything. Put down the ganja & learn some grammar.

          • TocksNedlog

            Seriously, put down the bong and read Scott Chaney’s post again.

          • Michael Rice

            It clearly stated having weed on school property. Read it again…I mean learn to read.

        • TocksNedlog

          Troy missed class that day.

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    She’s a HS joke now…………..and a teacher who no longer can expect respect and classroom control because obviously she has none.

  • Drew Longview

    A kid teaching kids. Why don’t young teachers start with maybe a little younger age group? 1st or 2nd grade might be a better place for these kid teachers although this one has no business in front of any kids.

  • $30423294

    It’s not a private matter. Civil society — what’s left of it — is sustained by raising our standards and defending them publicly with our actions, not cheering perversion and degradation.

    If she’s such a big girl she can handle our public rebuke, if not, she is still a child and therefore shouldn’t be teaching.

  • $129448

    please tell me why teachers think they are above every other profession?

    • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

      Has alot now to do with them being the y generation. They have been raised to feel special.

  • Raye09

    Anyone can be a teacher, the schools are so desperate they will hire anyone

    • Frustrated Teacher

      This is true especially in certain fields. Math and science are areas where schools are often forced to hire under qualified people as the demand is high and the supply very low. There are generally more available social studies and Language Arts teachers around since those majors usually funnel directly into teaching. My school recently lost a great science teacher and replaced with someone with no teaching experience. He may turn out great, but it is never a sure thing (I came out of science into teaching as well).

  • Frustrated Teacher

    It is a sign of a very immature mind to try and ‘impress’ your students by acting like them. Of course, this works and kids think it is ‘cool’, but that is not the goal of teaching. She should not be teaching ANY children and should never teach again. If we can’t even expect decent behavior from out teachers, we will get what we deserve (again)….the biggest problem is that our society has lost the will or desire to protect children from the vile and immoral and instead goes out of its way to expose them to the lowest of the low. This is a shame on our society.

    • v1cious

      23 isn’t exactly old. I don’t know about the morality crap, but I do believe she acted unprofessionally, and doesn’t deserve her job back.

    • Dan Thorpe

      All due respect but some people need to get down off their high horses. We are talking about a 23 year old women and she was doing what some 23 year old do. There is no where in the story that says she was doing it to “impress the students.” I may not agree with the legalization of marijuana but also don’t think its vile and immoral and the pictures while in poor taste are no worse then you see in some men’s magazines on the newstand.

      • Frustrated Teacher

        If we keep making excuses for bad behavior then all we will get is bad behavior. Horrible example to her students. And YES as a teacher she SHOULD take that seriously. We have enough bad examples in the culture right now. And please don’t use the ‘high horse’ epithet to marginalize a moral argument. There is nothing wrong with living to higher moral standards and it is a shame that in our society we are getting to the point where people are actually disparaged when they do.

        • Dan Thorpe

          I am not disparaging people that live to a higher standard and I am not marginalizing her behavior. All I am saying is that she is still growing and maturing as a person. Some people do that at a younger age, some people it takes a little longer. She should of been smarter to either not post that stuff online.

          • Frustrated Teacher

            We certainly agree on the last part…but there are a LOT of dumb people running around the teaching profession these days. Sadly many of them are in leadership roles.

          • Frustrated Teacher

            We certainly agree on the last part…but there are a LOT of dumb people running around the teaching profession these days. Sadly many of them are in leadership roles.

      • Frustrated Teacher

        If we keep making excuses for bad behavior then all we will get is bad behavior. Horrible example to her students. And YES as a teacher she SHOULD take that seriously. We have enough bad examples in the culture right now. And please don’t use the ‘high horse’ epithet to marginalize a moral argument. There is nothing wrong with living to higher moral standards and it is a shame that in our society we are getting to the point where people are actually disparaged when they do.

    • Dan Thorpe

      All due respect but some people need to get down off their high horses. We are talking about a 23 year old women and she was doing what some 23 year old do. There is no where in the story that says she was doing it to “impress the students.” I may not agree with the legalization of marijuana but also don’t think its vile and immoral and the pictures while in poor taste are no worse then you see in some men’s magazines on the newstand.

  • http://twitter.com/InformedNow InformNow

    I’d be curious to see if the school would accept a request by Bill “I didn’t inhale” Clinton to speak at the school to the student body? If yes, then the schools higher ups that decided this teacher was not worthy of keeping her job are total hypocrites if they allow a known philanderer who views women only as sex objects, a cad husband to his wife and a liar to the nation would be an acceptable role model to have speak. Yep, this school would show it has solid scruples!

  • disqus_LASIg6epmj

    She decided to make a public spectacle of herself so the ‘private life’ argument holds no water. Even if pot is legal in CO, I’m sure it’s not legal to have it at a school. Alcohol is legal in all states, but are teachers allowed bring it on campus? No way. Also, as far as grading papers, I’d be ticked if I was a student and my paper was being graded while my teacher wasn’t sober. Also, what idiot posts nude pictures of themselves on the Net and not expect it to get out? And posting pics of herself smoking weed? She’s too dumb to teach.

  • bidentime

    If only Twitter was around 35 years ago. One narcissistic member of the Choome-gang would have been tweeting all sorts of nefarious information, and this Country wouldn’t be in the mess were in today.

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  • Brian Roastbeef

    Whether it was legally right to fire her is a decision that depends on the preset standards of that school district. That said, this woman is disgusting and I certainly wouldn’t care to see her teaching again anytime soon.

    Would anyone really want their daughter growing up to smoke pot and getting bare-assed for horny teenagers on the Internet? Why then allow somebody like that in a position that could be instead undertaken by a decent role model?

  • vino veritas

    She’s an irresponsible dingbat (obviously) and should be fired for this nonsense. Letting that slip through the cracks does set a precedent for more of the same and worse which, in turn, sabotages the need for teachers to be taken seriously and to be respected by students. Her carefree attitude regarding her drug use and in advertising it to the world is, however, something that all Coloradans who voted for or supported legalization of recreational drug use must bear partial responsibility for. That sort of attitude is a direct result of drug legalization.
    I strongly suspect that this is also just the beginning of far more drug-related misery which will cost the state not only much more than they ever bothered to think about in financial terms, but also in the directly related and more important cost of human lives manifested by those families who are being shredded apart right now thanks in large part to this despicable, foolish, and regressive cult of drug legalization

  • vino veritas

    She’s an irresponsible dingbat (obviously) and should be fired for this nonsense. Letting that slip through the cracks does set a precedent for more of the same and worse which, in turn, sabotages the need for teachers to be taken seriously and to be respected by students. Her carefree attitude regarding her drug use and in advertising it to the world is, however, something that all Coloradans who voted for or supported legalization of recreational drug use must bear partial responsibility for. That sort of attitude is a direct result of drug legalization.
    I strongly suspect that this is also just the beginning of far more drug-related misery which will cost the state not only much more than they ever bothered to think about in financial terms, but also in the directly related and more important cost of human lives manifested by those families who are being shredded apart right now thanks in large part to this despicable, foolish, and regressive cult of drug legalization

  • Carnival Barker

    What a dirty skank this chick is. I can’t stand those big corny 80’s glasses the Sandra Fluke ho-bag army is wearing. This chick thinks she’s hot too but she’s just a beat up attention whore. It’s too bad that women like this have grown up with no respect for their bodies. They let everyone and anyone use and see them until they end up alone and used up. I looked at her profile and now I have to take a shower (and maybe some penicillin)

  • Andy Jacobson

    Ill take this over the Marxist indoctrinations and Obama sing alongs any day.

  • Christian Orpinell

    Too be absolutely honest I actually had algebra teacher flirt with one of the football students in the classroom. Not only that but she would also be in the most suggestive positions and actions throughout the year. Oh and it’s not like the students could really say a thing, as always; the teachers have more power than any number of students at a given time.