Wednesday, January 23, 2019

TKC MUST SEE!!! SHOCK!!! SLEAZE SCUMMIT SUPERINTENDENT DR. CARPENTER CAUGHT IN GOOD TIME BIRD FLIP BOOZING SOCIAL MEDIA SNAFU!!!



Tonight an Internets life lesson on the topic of party time "oversharing" confronts a local educator and creates a ruckus across the metro . . .

SLEEZE SCUMMIT IS ABUZZ OVER COLLEGE FOOTBALL GOOD TIMES ENJOYED DR. CARPENTER!!!

There's actually more context here . . .

Dr. Carpenter has been in hot water since he transferred from Hickman Mills. The latest controversy involved diversity training and teacher union outrage.

Now this debate has developed on racial lines with most African-American residents supporting the school leader whilst many white parents and his critics from the district calling out alleged hypocrisy -- They argue that any other teacher or administrator would confront some sort of disciplinary consequences if  similar photo was uncovered.

Our blog community notes the "vultures" circling . . . Here was first word on the story . . .

"A staff member from the district sent me a photo of the superintendent that appears to be circulating via social media, along with a statement released by Superintendent Dr. Carpenter . . . I think lots of parents, teachers, and residents here in Lee’s Summit would want to know this happened, especially since any employee of the district would likely be fired or reprimanded for representing themselves and the school district in this way."

The Green Summit Dispatch picked up on the hot mess and here's the only relevant part from an op/ed post on the topic . . .

"We do know that the photo is the Superintendent, it's not doctored and that it was taken Thanksgiving weekend Nov 24th at the Georgia Southern vs. Georgia State football game in Atlanta. Georgia Southern is Carpenter's alma mater. Social media posts suggested everything from 2 weeks ago to Southern's bowl game Dec 15th to years ago. You can't often believe social media. You should ask.

The following statement was sent by a district employee on Dr. Carpenter's behalf:

"As the leader of the Lee's Summit R-7 School District, I care deeply about representing our district and our community responsibly. I am aware of and concerned about an image of me enjoying time with family and friends that has been brought into the public light. It's unfortunate that this photograph has surfaced. As such, I'm committed to discussing the image with the Board of Education and moving forward," Dr. Dennis L. Carpenter, Superintendent.

The following is editorial content from Publisher, Phil Kloster:
Social media is nasty business sometimes, especially today. The picture was brought to my attention when it appeared on the profile of a prominent white Lee's Summit businessman. He raised the question (paraphrased), why isn't Dr. Carpenter facing disciplinary action when we know teachers, students and district employees would?

And so we put it to you . . .

SHOULD THE LEE'S SUMMIT SUPERINTENDENT SUFFER DISCIPLINARY ACTION FOR THIS PHOTO SILLINESS?!?!

You decide . . .

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

He should resign. He knows that if photo of teacher in that same situation go out, they would suspended immediately.

Grover said...

Glad the board is looking this, but we all know their hands are clean either. They don't have a lot of moral authority when it comes to the staffing decisions they've made.

Anonymous said...

Totally overlooking a great educational lesson here. He could tech the students a lot about crisis PR and how to spin a situation. Or maybe develop a new curriculum. Flexing 101.

Anonymous said...

Not against the law and all in fun chill the fuck out people.

Anonymous said...

Here's the thing, they could have forced him out with the photo but if you look on the comments of a lot of posts it's all just racist ranting. The dumb-ass parents can't control themselves and they turned it into a racial issue with their bigotry instead of conducting themselves with just a little bit if decency. Now his defense will easily work because the board can't side with a group of howling bigots. Just goes to show that Lee's Summit continually shoots itself in the foot at every corner.

Anonymous said...

Not against the law and all in fun chill the fuck out people.

Johnston said...

I don't get what he did wrong. Just about every other chiefs fan took this same kind of photo. God Lee's Summit really is a SLEAZE place. Some of them are very vindictive and hateful people.

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun.

But I don't believe the Dr. part of the story for a second. Not even from University of Phoenix.

Anonymous said...

Most parents are A$$holes. They don't want anybody having a good time because they ruined their lives.

Sinque said...

Give him free!!

Anonymous said...

The First amendment protects your freedom of expression, even rude expression. But there are limits. You can’t use your words to incite violence – gestures either – those are fighting words. In general, the gesture isn’t likely to cause a reasonable person to start fighting, but if you couple it with aggressive movement, it could lead to your arrest.

And there are limits on obscene speech but while course, rude, and your mother would tell you, low class, the middle finger isn’t usually meant as a sexual gesture. So it’s not obscene by legal standards.

Anonymous said...

Beats the fuck out of me why Lees Shithole ever hired this clown. Like he says, he has to discuss it with the board and move forward. Move forward, like out of Lees Shithole.

Miss Allen said...

The man is allowed to have a vacation!

Who among the school board is willing to cast the first stone? He was at a game, having a drink, he is a grown man. This is nothing but a hit job by his enemies and a weak one at that.

Anonymous said...

Carpenter needs to be fired. I'm sure their is a morals clause in his contract. If you don't want to be judged for your antics don't put it on social media. Carpenter has no problem lecturing everyone else on their alleged behavior. Carpenter can be judged on his actual behavior.

Anonymous said...

He was drinking in public and making crude obscene gestures.

Anonymous said...

If he was white he would have been fired already, garaunteed.

Remember, boys will be boys.

Jovar said...

We need to know what the policy is on a teacher. I am absolutely sure if a teacher was caught doing this there would be at least a suspension. It seems like the same standard should be applied.

Anonymous said...

If any of you knew how worthless lee's summit schools have become, you'd drink too. I'm not even talking about more "diversity" or whatever. It's just the caliber of students and how most of them are just checked out or on some kind of drugs. Things are different now and there just really isn't any pride in the institution. I'm sure this will just make things worse.

Anonymous said...

Carpenter never should have been hired, most of the board knows it. Long past time to send him packing.

Anonymous said...

Lee’s Summit really went slumming when they hired this loser from Hickman Mills. Hopefully they’re learning a lesson.

Anonymous said...

He transfered to Lee's Summit from Hickman Mill's WTF was Lee's Summit thinking or expecting bringing in a hoodrat? Lee's Summit you OWN that shit now!!!

chuck said...

Dude is just laughing with some friends.

Seems a bit harsh to fire the guy for flipping the bird to a friend in a photo.

Anonymous said...

Not particularly offensive, just another illustration of what you get when employing black leadership. Upon reflection, I am confident no superintendent during my school years would have displayed this lack of moral leadership. However, look around the metro and you will see this lack of quality leadership is rampant.

Anonymous said...

Public servents need to prove good Moral Turptitude at all times, doesnt matter if you are a FF, a Cop, a Judge, or a School official weither a Superintendant or a School bus driver, YOU are held to higher standards than most people in the workforce, and with social media being the new news network that is everywhere you should be more careful being caught up in it, because if you are - the actions that ended you up on social media, you will have to answer to it!!

Anonymous said...

A nigga do wot a nigga do. Yes, a white man would have been fired immediately, but there are different rules for niggas. Always had been and always will be. You may not think it's fair, but if you say anything against him, they'll tar you with the R word.

Anonymous said...

Facebook pile on. What a crock! A white guy at a cocktail party would also get a pass. At most he deserves a slap on the wrist. When did people become such pussies?

Anonymous said...

That's some funny shit. I'm not sure about the University of Phoenix PHD Program.

Anonymous said...

hot damn, bitches want nothing than to fire people because of their own shitty job. It's a damn shame that ya'll ain't got nothing better to do. Let the guy have a break with his friends. He is literally not hurting anyone.

Anonymous said...

You can take the boy out of black trash but you can't take the black trash out of the boy.

Anonymous said...

Very well stated, 9:52.

Anonymous said...

Fire him immediately and be a little bit more careful with the next hire, dumb asses.

Anonymous said...

There is not a single school that would suspend/fire a teacher or student for flipping the bird to the camera. Thats just a dumb fucking thing to say. He should use it as a teaching moment to not take such pictures because he is a man with a prominent role. The board should reiterate that to him and move on. If they fire a guy for having a beer and flipping a camera NOT a person, constituent or whatever off then LSR7 can kiss their future goodbye. They will go the way of KCPS when they couldn't hire anyone worth a shit because of their board.

Anonymous said...

9:57, " Good moral turpitude" that's good stuff

Rick Jamed said...

^^^^^ +100

People are getting too carried away with themselves on facebook. They want to fire everyone because they don't have a decent job. 10:59 makes a lot of sense.

Anonymous said...

COMPARE AND CONTRAST

Mere months ago, also in Lee's Summit, a nurse who worked at St. Luke's East (Lee's Summit campus) was FIRED after hospital administrators became aware that a photo of her at a Halloween party had appeared on social media. The photo was interpreted by critics as her wearing blackface to resemble Beyonce, who she was dressed as for the costume party. She was a Beyonce fan.

The nurse was a 20-something young white woman, the party was a private event that took place away from work, and she hadn't discussed the party in the workplace. It was completely separate from her work and job duties. She was fired by St. Luke's after it became a story for racial activists.

Lee's Summit Superintendent Carpenter is the representative leader and role model for the district. He is a middle-aged man responsible for leading hundreds of teachers and thousands of young students. His contract contains a morals clause. Being captured on camera while drinking alcohol, flipping his middle finger, and goofing with others doing the same is an actionable offense for the school board. If the board is race-blind and doesn't succumb to a double-standard for Dr. Carpenter, they will inform him that his contract is not being renewed this year. He can then begin making future plans while the board promotes from within for the vacancy.

Anonymous said...

If this photo was taken in his office during school hours, I could better understand the concern. Everybody has the right to unwind away from work, and do what they want as long as the law isn't broken. Should he have used better judgment in letting his picture be taken? Of course he should have. But he didn't. So move it along folks. Nothing to see here. Seriously.

Anonymous said...

Just fire him.

Anonymous said...

They already have gone the way of KCPS. They both have superintendents that aren’t worth a fuck, and schools that aren’t worth a fuck.

Anonymous said...

Top 5 Things The Middle Finger Gesture Might Be:

1. Shows his anger to the harsh KC winter.
2. Shows solidarity with Pelosi
3. Actual Japanes sign language word meaning “brother”
4. His protest of Sly for not getting airport done faster
5. New salute to kids at Lee’s Summit- it’s a adult beverage “Hi Kids it’s me!”
Bonus : Practices a gesture he will use after his contract is not renewed

Anonymous said...

He's obviously brought all the character, quality, successful education, and competence from Ruskin with him.
He left behind a failing district that is now desperately downsizing and about to close schools.
Sound familiar?
The real question is who the board hired this guy in the first place.
His failure was right next door for all to see.
Pat him his hal a mil severance and get rid of him.

Anonymous said...


Lee's Summit won't do anything about this. Lee's Summit has always been a losing school since way back in the 70's that's why they hired this guy in the first place. Best thing to do is home school or private school. Lee's Summit is not the place for your kids it's no better than KC schools.

The stories I could tell about LS schools would make your hair stand on end and it has only become worse!

Anonymous said...

Social media is tearing this country apart.

Anonymous said...

Next time they should try hiring a human being and not a negro.

Anonymous said...

So many racists on this board. I shouldn't be surprised, but I still always am when I look through the comments.

Anonymous said...

If this guy was a GOP lawmaker, it'd be shrugged off.

Anonymous said...

^^^If this guy was a white Republican he'd be crucified.

Anonymous said...

I can't figure out why they hired the guy in the first place, he is way under-qualified for that position. It was an AA hire when he first went to HH. That said, there's nothing to that picture. A file reprimand would be fine. If the board wants to dismiss, do it for general mismanagement.

Colombo said...

A bit trashy, wasnt this the guy that ushered in lee summits convo on " white fragility" ..weird times, howd a loaf from hickman mills which has been a dangerous shithole since before i was born get tbe gig at ls?

Anonymous said...

It's sad if they won't do anything about this. He works for a school district and is charge of overseeing thousands of minors. It's the type of job you have to live every minute of your life as if you're on the clock and if you cannot do that then you are not the right fit

Anonymous said...

Waiting for kc star, kcur, riverfront times to publish story. Won't happen.

Anonymous said...

A teacher doing this would have hell to pay. What a demonstration of poor judgment by a man who is supposed to be the leader of an organization dedicated to the education of children.

Anonymous said...

Racists, 8:08? You mean realists. Most of us on this "board" realized a long time ago niggers are bad news. They cheat, lie, steal and kill. They have no morals whatsoever. Their personal hygiene is non-existent. They spawn offspring without any regard whatsoever.

Isn't it about time we humans looked at a final solution to our problem? Many of us here think it's the only answer.

Don't be surprised. Use your fucking head.

Anonymous said...

I’d say a warning is enough. If he was sending out ding ding pics then I’d say fire him.

He is the top dawg there so he can’t expect to just do whatever he wants though. That’s why I say “warning.”

Thanks,
Radish

Anonymous said...

Even Chiefs fans have more self dignity.

Anonymous said...

He should be fired but not for this. He should have never been hired because he was woefully unqualified for the job. that's not his fault for trying to get it though. The idiot school board has screwed LS over once again.
Luckily 3 of the people that hired him will be gone after April.