Friday, April 17, 2009

Edgewood Teacher in Gay Scandal!

...but not what you think it's about. From ABC:
An Edgewood high school teacher resigns after admitting to taking students to a Dayton gay bar where the teenagers got their hands on alcohol.

Lori Epperson submitted a letter of resignation Thursday. She also sent an email to her supervisor and the school principal in which she admits to taking four female students to a club called Masque.

Sources tell 9News that Epperson's 18-year-old daughter was among the teens.

School officials launched an investigation after learning about the incident. They describe it as "inappropriate" conduct for a teacher.
Story goes on to indicate that Epperson got permission from all the parents, but the girls got ahold of alcohol after they had walked away. Out of curiosity, I wonder why they decided to do this at all. Surely the teacher was aware of the PR fiasco this would cause, though I applaud the action in theory. (There was a teacher at MU who made his students go to a drag show to talk about gender performance... but that's an older crowd.)

...unfortunately for Masque, one of the girls was 17, which is a real problem, as the school district is considering pursuing legal action.

Oops.

Thanks to Montgomery for the heads up yesterday, and Towleroad for the reminder today.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

this (scandal) is not helpful. fodder for the "gays are predators/recruiters" fundraising form letters.

Montgomery Maxton said...

there are a lot of holes in this story.

QueerCincinnati.com said...

And a lot of lesbians. ZING!!!!

The Seeker said...

Oh Barry you ahd to say it...

This better not fuck up Masque, since I'm a regular patron and this kind of stupid shit pisses me off...

-Cody