So you're a teacher who takes four high school cheerleaders on a field trip to a gay male strip club that serves them alcohol, and suddenly you're fired? It just doesn't seem fair.
Actually Lori Epperson has resigned from her teaching position at Edgewood High School in Trenton, near Dayton, Ohio, after taking four students — three 18-year-olds and a 17-year-old — to Club Masque, a strip club that features exotic male dancers. (Drag shows on Saturdays). Noe the police are involved, the club is in trouble for serving alcohol to a minor, and suddenly this woman's transgressions don't seem to serious.
She took the girls, who are all seniors, to Club Masque in Dayton. Club Masque is 18 and over gay bar featuring drag shows, where men dress up as woman and perform. Three of the girls are 18, one is 17. Parents who spoke with Local 12 are outraged over the incident.
The best part: Epperson's daughter was one of the four, and she apparently had permission from the parents of the other three to take them to the club. That had to be one great permission slip, suitable for framing.
Butler Tech school district spokesman Bill Solazzo says 47-year-old Lori Epperson resigned Thursday. He said Epperson told Edgewood High School administrators that the students — all cheerleaders at the school north of Cincinnati in Trenton — asked her to take them to the bar in February.
Epperson told school officials in an e-mail that she got permission from the parents of the 17- and 18-year-olds to bring them to Club Masque in Dayton.
Edgewood Teacher Resigns Over Bar 'Field Trip' [Local12]
Strip Club Field Trip [MSNBC]
School: Ohio Teacher Took Students To Strip Club [WKYC]
Cheerleaders Go To Strip Club, Get Coach Fired [Blog Of Hilarity]