Holmen School Board chairman under fire for using fake Facebook profile

HOLMEN, Wis. (WKBT) – Holmen School Board president admits creating a fake Facebook profile and Cheryl Hancock apologizes.

But some members of the Holmen community say an apology is not enough.

On Facebook, Hancock went by the name Annie Allmaras, whom she called her alter ego.

Hancock apologized seconds before Monday night’s school board meeting.

Before the reunion was streamed online, Hancock deleted the profile.

Below are screenshots saved by a group of people who reconnected her profile, including Jennifer Westlie.

Pic for Web Profile 3 Hancock

Hancock used the page to respond to critical posts about the school board and to challenge conservative school board candidates.

Westlie says the fake profile is over 10 years old and she believes Hancock’s use of a fake page violates the school board’s ethics policy.

Westlie wants Hancock to step down as chairman of the board and resign from the board.

Hancock says using the page was an error in judgment and that she pledged to be a better person.

Westlie says it’s too late.

“She’s been on this board for 26 years,” Westlie said. “She had 26 years to do better. And this slip, she has had this profile for 11 years. How can you have such a long span of judgment? »

Holmen School administrator Kristin Mueller would not comment.

His office referred News 8 Now to Hancock’s statement.

Other school board members weighed in Monday night.

After Hancock’s apology, the board voted to re-elect its school board president.

Below is Hancock’s full statement:

COPYRIGHT 2022 BY NEWS 8 NOW/NEWS 8000. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST, REWRITTEN OR REDISTRIBUTED.