Editor’s note: This story is updated at the end.
The people in charge of Anchorage’s schoolchildren have some explaining to do.
Screen shots of text messages said to be between school administrative employees at Service High School and Clark Middle School are swirling through social media in Anchorage.
Must Read Alaska has asked the school district how it intends to handle the situation, and whether it will put any of these school administrators on administrative leave while an investigation is conducted. But so far, this publication’s questions have been
ignored by the district’s communication director, MJ Thim. The school district Communication Director MJ Thim acknowledged the questions from MRAK and is looking into the matter.
In short, the messages appear to indicate that a love relationship gone sour has resulted in the exposure of text messages between two or more people that could be seen as career-ending.
This is occurring a week after the district shut down the Family Partnership Charter School, the most successful school in the district, because its board was “dysfunctional.”
Parents have also asked the district how it intends to address the highly unsavory messages, which are accusations that even involve illegal drugs being used by senior school officials. Parents reported to Must Read Alaska that they have been ignored as well.
The text messages include crude references to women, the use of the words “f—,” “cum bucket” and “whore.”
Teachers have gotten the text messages sent to them and students and Service High School have seen the messages as well. Must Read Alaska has copies of several of the messages.
One teacher wrote, “I’m just trying to get some traction on this. I’m embarrassed to be a teacher with ASD. Female teachers do not feel comfortable around him, female students do not feel comfortable around him. The way he talked about women, the derogatory terms, racial slurs, makes me sick to my stomach.”
Must Read Alaska will update this when the school district responds or other events unfold. Readers with tips on this story may leave those tips in the comment section.