Male students wore women’s lingerie and danced on and around administrators and female students dressed as Hooter’s waitresses at a Hazard County Kentucky school drag pageant.
An investigation is now underway after photos of the Hazard High School’s homecoming festivities emerged that showed teenage students wearing scant clothing and women’s lingerie lap dancing for staff members in the gymnasium.
The mayor and the Hazard High School Principal, Donald “Happy” Mobelini also received a lap dances from the young boys. Other photos show female students dressed as Hooters waitresses and students and staff paddling each other.
The superintendent said the district “has a tradition of excellence and academics and everything we do, but the incident is being investigated and once the investigation is complete, appropriate action will be taken.” Hannah Nightingale Washington DC. Toni Konz Tatman, Kentucky Department of Education spokeswoman, said the department is “aware of what took place in Hazard Independent Schools” and has “been in contact with the superintendent, who says the incident is under investigation.”
Konz Tatman wrote in an email, “School district superintendents are required to report instances of educator misconduct to the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) per Kentucky law. Therefore, if the investigation finds a certified educator likely violated the Kentucky Educator Code of Ethics, the superintendent is required to report this to the EPSB for potential action”.
“If any citizen of Commonwealth feels that that Kentucky’s educator Code of Ethics was violated by a certified educator, they can also file a complaint with the EPSB,” she continued.
Aster Sizemore, a board member for Hazard Independent Schools who says he was not at the event reported, “Normally, the principal, Happy Mobelini, is pretty dad-gum strict, so that surprises me, unless someone pulled something out of a hat. A kid comes to school with a short dress, you know, he makes them go home and change”.