Principal who said Kobe Bryant's death was 'karma' put on leave


After the January 26 crash, Liza Sejkora, principal of Camas High School, wrote on her personal Facebook page, in a post which has since been deleted, "Not gonna lie".

The post refers to sexual assault allegations made against Bryant in 2003 from an incident in a Colorado hotel involving a 19-year-old employee. It, however, appeared Sejkora doubled down on her previous sentiments by following up with another post saying: "You are free to judge me for the post just as I am free to judge the person the post was about". The post came hours after the National Basketball Association legend died in a helicopter crash alongside eight others - including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.

"After news broke (about) Kobe Bryant's death, I made a comment to my private social media, which was a personal, visceral reaction", Sejkora wrote, according to the Camas-Washougal Post-Record.

"He had such an impact on me and he was such a person that I looked up to and tried to kind of have my mental approach like that", Thomas said of Bryant at the tournament. A civil suit brought by the accuser in August 2004 was settled out of court on March 2, 2005. It was inappropriate and tasteless. "In light of threats to [Sejkora] and concern from our community, [Sejkora] has been placed on administrative leave today pending the outcome of our investigation".

"In education, we remind students to think before they post online, especially when feelings are inflamed".

Commenting on why so many individuals had been affected by Bryant's loss of life even when they didn't know him, Leslie stated, "I actually assume it's the concept you rooted for him otherwise you didn't, however that was an emotion evoked both manner". "We also teach our students that what we share online has permanency". We will continue to have additional staff at Camas High School for support. We have tremendous students, staff, and community.

"I've learned an important lesson and I hope that I can earn your trust back", her email concluded. "I think what's really appropriate is that Kobe was part of the film community, and as such, he will be embraced within the In Memoriam segment".

The Camas School District's superintendent, Jeff Snell, says police found no evidence the gun threat was real, adding that it started among students on a school bus speculating about threats.

"I have some personal experience that generated the visceral reaction", she said.