In the arena of people that I always think of as asexual, possibly even neutered, teachers rank right up there with grandparents and clergy. I mean, I know that they're human, but still. When I was in high school, the idea of my math teacher dating was inconceivable. He just went home every night and read calculus textbooks, right? Right?
He certainly didn't know his way around a lap dance, I'm pretty sure about that. Not like the teachers at Churchill High School in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
No, really. Imagine that your tween or teen comes home from school and tells you that their science teacher simulated a lap dance with another teacher in front of the entire school. Like, really realistically. So really realistically that it involved gyrating, hip thrusting, and - OH NO THEY DIDN'T - simulated oral sex. Would your head explode?
This, apparently, is exactly what happened to parents of students at Churchill High School. They weren't very happy about it.
There was a - what's the word? - total uproar over the following video - which has been referred to as 'Two Teachers, One Chair' - that was captured by a grade nine student. This spontaneous (or was it planned?) lap dance broke out during a school spirit rally and featured a female teacher as the 'client' and a male teacher as the 'dancer'. I do believe - and correct me if I'm wrong - these teachers have a misguided understanding of school spirit.
The female teacher has been suspended without pay and, according to this article, the other adult has not been publicly identified. Which I think is a tad strange but I'm sure details will leak out soon enough (just like the video.)
To quote an Grade 8 student who witnessed the event, the 'whole school was rattled' and one of the school trustees said 'I want [the teachers] to be role models for our kids. I want them to set the bar high.'
Perhaps that trustee should have clarified that the bar shouldn't be a stripper pole.
So how would react if you were on this school's disciplinary board? Fire them? Call it an overreaction and fill their waist band with loonies and toonies? Do you think that an adult who would use this type of judgment in thinking this behaviour was suitable for their charges to witness is worth a second chance? Inquiring Bad Moms want to know.