Investigations have been launched after a Kentucky high school’s page posted photos that appear to show students giving teachers and the principal – who is also the mayor of their town – lap dances during a homecoming week.
The photos caught national attention when a Twitter user shared them from Hazard High School’s own Facebook page, which has since taken the pictures down.
The photos appear to include cheerleaders dressed in Hooters waitress uniforms and carrying what appeared to look like alcohol, as well as a male student purportedly giving school principal Donald ‘Happy’ Mobelini (pictured above) a lap dance. There were allegedly also ‘paddlings’ given out.
The Superintendent of Schools, Susan Combs has launched an investigation after the photos went viral.
‘The incident is under investigation and as you know any thing under investigation I really can’t talk about,’ Combs told the Louisville Courier Journal. ‘Once the investigation is complete, appropriate action will be taken.’
The school Facebook page promoted the event as part of homecoming week.
Combs declined to say whether the ‘Man Pageant’ has been an annual event.
Kentucky Department of Education spokeswoman Toni Konz Tatman said they are ‘aware of what took place in Hazard Independent Schools’ and have ‘been in contact with the superintendent, who has informed us that the incident is under investigation.’
Aster Sizemore, a member of Hazard Independent School Board, said he was at the school this week Tuesday, October 26, but not at the event where the questionable activity occurred.
‘Normally, the principal, Happy Mobelini, is pretty dad-gum strict, so that surprises me, unless someone pulled something out of a hat,’ Sizemore said, the Louisville Courier Journal reported. ‘A kid comes to school with a short dress, you know, he makes them go home and change.’