a long Facebook post describing how awesome things are in the Joplin R-8 School District and threatening those who criticize his administration, C. J. Huff sent text messages telling the recipients, including Joplin students and Huff's employees, to read the post, like it, and share it.
"I need you to go out to my Facebook page (Dr CJ Huff) Read my recent post, like it, and share it with your friends. Please encourage them to do the same."
The Turner Report received a half dozen confirmations of the text messages Friday night. The message was the same in each of them. A number of those who sent me screenshots asked that I not use them on the blog because they feared retaliation from Huff.
The text messages come late in a board of education campaign that has seen Huff authorize the use of a February 20 teacher professional development meeting and of his teachers and employees to serve as a backdrop for a video for Board President Anne Sharp's re-election campaign.