Kobe Bryant – High School Principal Resigns Amid Backlash For Suggesting His Death Was ‘Karma’

Liza Sejkora, Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant – High School Principal Resigns Amid Backlash For Suggesting His Death Was ‘Karma’

A high school principal has stepped down after she received overwhelming criticism following his comments on NBA legend Kobe Bryant. 

Kobe Bryant tragically died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26. His 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant was also among the total of 9 victims who died.

Kobe Bryant & daughter Gianna

On that same day, Dr. Liza Sejkora, the now-former principal of Camas High School in Camas, Wash. wrote on her Facebook page,

“Not gonna lie. Seems to me that karma caught up a rapist today.”

She completed her status with a shrugging Emoji.

Kobe Bryant was accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old hotel employee back in 2003. The charges were later dismissed and a civil case against him was dropped.

While Liza Sejkora’s post only stayed up for about an hour, that was more than enough time for students and her Facebook community to take a screenshot.

Students even took things offline and warned that they would hold a walkout to protest the principal’s comments.

Superintendent Jeff Snell announced Sejkora’s resignation Friday (Feb. 7), according to KGW8.

“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. I don’t support it. 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. That’s really unfortunate.”

Sejkora also said in a statement Friday (Feb. 7),

“I am working with the Camas leadership to resign my position as principal of Camas High School. Students and staff deserve to have a learning environment free of disruptions.” 

Jeff Snell also sent a letter explaining the resignation to parents.

Do you think the principal should have resigned? Tell us in the comments.

Authored by: Char Patterson