Getting the Message: DISD Workers Quit Over Leaked Messages

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DALLAS -- You know how that old saying goes, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!"

Well, in the age of social media, we've all learned that the latter part of that rhyme just isn't true. A couple of DISD executives are the latest to get schooled on the topic.

Yep, the Chief of DISD's Human Capital Management Team, Carmen Darville, and one of her executives, Jose 'Tony' Munoz, were both gone in an instant once their instant message conversations were discovered. The conversations took place on school system computers between August 2013 and November 2014 and poke fun at people's ages, races, and other things.

There's also an exchange between the two that results in Munoz claiming that he was going to cover a co-worker in oil and gas, then light him up.

As a result of the messages being uncovered, both  Darville and Munoz resigned Thursday.

But the messages may be only the tip of the iceberg, as a private investigation has uncovered allegations of retaliatory firings, falsified records and improper recruiting.

The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet on the case Tuesday and are sure to send a message of their own.

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