One of the lifeguards fired from the Maplewood Family Aquatic Center told 40 South via text (requested anonymity) that ‘inappropriate’ jokes on a chat app were the reason for the firings.
According to the former Maplewood Family Aquatic Center lifeguard:
The group chat was created about two years ago with the intention of giving a means of communication between all the life guards. We used it for work purposes (picking up/dropping shifts), get togethers outside of work, and occasional jokes. The jokes were the things that they didn’t take lightly to, and fired anyone who put in anything that they deemed raunchy or inappropriate.