Sheridan Tihista, a former Miss Montana beauty pageant winner, has since been employed as a teacher at Liberty Middle School. She's now coming under investigation after an anonymous group of parents have submitted over 20 pages of tweets which she insults both her students and their parents.
Ironically, it was Tihista's platform on special needs and inclusivity which won her pageants. Now, tweets have been uncovered in which she called her autistic students' parents "monsters" and the students themselves "Satan," according to New York Daily News. She also accused her students of just "wanting attention."
Tihista responded to a local news station WDAY-TV's report on her with a text that stated that her social media posts “might have been inappropriate" but that they “don’t illustrate what kind of educator I am." Her since-deleted Twitter bio read: "just another teacher trying to hide from her students on social media. if you’re a student, go away.”
Administrators are reviewing the situation and have not planned a course of action just yet. While Tihista's actions are certainly protected by the First Ammendment, the school has every right to take disciplinary action against her, should they decide that is appropriate.
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