Special ed. teacher being investigated for offensive tweets


Special ed. teacher being investigated for offensive tweets

Sheridan Tihista, 2013's Miss Montana victor and now a middle school special education teacher in West Fargo, North Dakota, was stung Friday by a group of "concerned parents" who emailed over 20 pages of her printed tweets to a local news outlet and school officials.

A former Miss Montana beauty pageant victor who now teaches special education has landed in hot water over a string of snarky tweets making fun of her students and their parents.

The messages were discovered by a group of concerned parents who emailed over 20 pages of her posts to news agencies and the school officials.

A special education teacher in West Fargo, North Dakota, is in danger of being fired from her job after mocking tweets were found on her social media page. Last week, she allegedly posted, "Writing a research paper about parenting struggles of kids with autism and instead of writing "mothers," I wrote "monsters" #samething".

Tihista supposedly also disclosed interactions with her pupils, often dismissively.

The teacher quickly put her account on private but then soon made a decision to delete it altogether.

In another, she posted an image of a text exchange showing someone saying they wanted "attention" as their Christmas gift, then wrote, "Basically all my students".

Tihista's Twitter account had been public, meaning anyone could read the posts.

In a text to WDAY News, she acknowledged the tweets might have been inappropriate.

The West Fargo School District said a packet it received containing printouts of the tweets was the first time it was made aware of any issues with Tihista.

They will review the material and discuss it with Tihista and her supervisor before deciding whether any disciplinary action is warranted, Konschak said in an email.

The West Fargo handbook says an employee can be disciplined for statements "unbecoming of a teacher" or "violating off-duty conduct".