A high school principal Dr. Liza Sejkora has resigned following a post on social media which addressed late NBA icon Kobe Bryant, as a rapist.
According to reports by NBC affiliate, the post was made on the same day Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, lost their lives in a helicopter crash. Although she doesn’t mention the NBA icon by name, she does reference his 2003 sexual assault accusations.
“Not gonna lie. Seems to me that karma caught up with a rapist today,” Sejkora wrote in a now-deleted post.
The post which reportedly lasted about an hour saw Sejkora face backlash for the comment, leading the district to place her on leave.
The district superintendent, Jeff Snell, made it clear that he does not “support” Sejkora’s remarks.
“It’s hard for me to understand it. Anytime there’s a loss of life, I hope that all of us come together and rally around that. It didn’t come across that way,” Snell said when asked about the post earlier this week. “That’s really unfortunate.”
Dr. Liza Sejkora has now resigned after the public disagreed with her opinion of the late icon. Snell on Friday released a statement explaining that the school district has accepted Sejkora’s resignation.
“This has been a tumultuous week, however, I’ve been impressed with the level of professionalism our staff members have displayed as well as the caring and compassion from our families,” Snell told that station. Sejkora also released her own statement announcing her resignation.
“I am working with the Camas leadership to resign my position as principal of Camas High School,” Sejkora said. “Students and staff deserve to have a learning environment free of disruptions.”