Published: Sat, February 08, 2020
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

High school principal apologizes for suggesting Kobe Bryant deserved to die

High school principal apologizes for suggesting Kobe Bryant deserved to die

Per the Columbian, Camas School District Superintendent Jeff Snell issued a statement Tuesday that Sejkora had been put on leave "in light of threats to..."

The school district said that Sejkora, who has led the high school since 2017, had been receiving threats over the post. "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".

However, Sejkora's apology for her comments was not enough to prevent officials from penalizing her for her actions.

Bryant, the 41-year-old retired National Basketball Association legend, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people were killed near Calabasas in Southern California.

Students had planned a walkout for Wednesday, but it didn't happen because numerous students left school early, according to FOX 12. "We've had a handful of complaints, from parents and at least one former student and a current student". "On the basketball court, you're not my friend, and I'm not your friend, and it's either kill or be killed".

He also alerted families to an "increased police presence on campus". I love being principal at Camas High School.

"On January 26 after news broke Kobe Bryant's death, I made a comment to my private social media which was a personal, visceral reaction".

"Stuck it out until I realized that I didn't want to go to lunch and be in a large space", one senior student said. "He was like, 'Lis, like, she got it, '" she said.

That last reference was a nod to Bryant's nickname of Black Mamba, and his basketball academy where Gianna and several of the younger girls who died in the crash were headed to practice on the morning of the helicopter crash.

Another of Bryant's books, "The Mamba Mentality: How I Play" has also reached No. 1 on Amazon's non-fiction sales charts this week.

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 students against chanted Kobe's name briefly, then filed quietly back into the school. "I'm going for the jugular at all times".

"I'm embarrassed that I made such a poor decision and let down my students", said Sejkora. "Even if there's a few times that we've been at a club at the same time, Kobe's not the kind of guy, never been, like, 'Lis, go get that girl, or tell her, or send her this.' I have other National Basketball Association friends that are like that". "Students and staff deserve to have a learning environment free of disruptions".

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