"In light of threats to (Sejkora) and concern from our community, (Sejkora) has been placed on administrative leave today pending the outcome of our investigation". The case was later dismissed after the accuser refused to testify, and Bryant later settled out of court.
District officials said the students had agreed to gather inside the high school's common area, but not to go outside. "This was a situation where I didn't think before I posted, and I'm terribly regretful about that".
Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna "Gigi" Bryant were among nine people who were instantly killed after the helicopter faded from radar just before 10 a.m. local time in Calabasas, California, on January 26.
Sejkora, who has been principal at Camas High School for over two years, also issued a statement outside the school Tuesday. "We also teach our students about context". You know, it is one thing if it is another student or someone else said that, I would still have the same feelings.
"After news broke (about) Kobe Bryant's death, I made a comment to my private social media, which was a personal, visceral reaction", Sejkora wrote, according to the Camas-Washougal Post-Record. Kobe, he was never like that", she told "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King.She said she never saw him "being the kind of person that would do something to violate a woman or be aggressive in that way. While no "credible evidence" was reportedly found, an additional police presence is staying at the school.
Dr. Liza Sejkora turned in her resignation on Friday, said Camas Superintendent Jeff Snell in a news release.
Vanessa Bryant grateful for 'every memorial' for Kobe and daughter Gianna
The team also put patches with Bryant's initials on their jerseys and placed t-shirts with his name and number on the seats of the arena. "My Gianna .
Thomas also played the 16th hole at the Phoenix Open wearing Bryant's No. 33 jersey from Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.
After 24 seconds of silence in honor of Bryant, who wore the number 24 for most of his career, Blackmon offered a few final words of advice to the gathered students. "Live life to the fullest, live life with drive, live life with objective, and live with mamba mentality".
Liza Sejkora, principal of Camas High School, wrote on her personal Facebook page on January 26, posting a message: "Not gonna lie".
The students against chanted Kobe's name briefly, then filed quietly back into the school. "I hope that we can move forward from that as a community". "Even if there's a few times that we've been at a club at the same time, Kobe's not the kind of guy, never been, like, 'Lis, go get that girl, or tell her, or send her this.' I have other National Basketball Association friends that are like that".
Snell said he'd be taking over as school leader during Sejkora's leave.