Rich Mitchell may lose his job after making a mock documentary
portraying his staff as killers, strippers and drug dealers.
The Bremen High School District Superintendent did video interviews with his faculty members, then spliced in his own footage.
"How do you like to unwind?" Bremen High School District Superintendent Rich Mitchell asks in the mock documentary that he later posted on the Internet. The tape cuts to a teacher who replies: "I enjoy a lot of leisure activities."
"Such as?" Mitchell asks.
"Killing," says the teacher.
Mitchell asks another teacher: "What were the results of the last drug test that you took?"
The reply: "It was positive."
The 'mockumentary' was first aired in front of 500 faculty and staff members at a back-to-school seminar. Mitchell then posted the footage, along with outtakes, on the District's web site. The film has since been removed from the site.
School board president Evelyn Gleason is quoted as saying: "I personally think he stepped over the line when it went on the Web site. We're a great district, we have wonderful teachers and students and this is not representative of them. I think it was a bad idea gone wrong."
The seven-member board will conduct an investigation.