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A Pennsylvania high school apologized this week after its LGBT club held a drag show.
Hempfield School District released a statement this week by apologizing for a “worrying” performance at a Gay Sexuality Alliance Club event. Students at the club, led by the teacher in charge of the group, performed erotic dance routines in drag outfits, according to local media Lancaster Online.
“We are appalled by what has happened and in no way condone this type of activity in our schools,” the Hempfield School District said in a statement. “Neither the attire of the guests nor the performance was appropriate within the framework of our school.
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The school district has apologized to students, their parents and the community for the controversial event after photos and videos of the show leaked online. Hempfield’s administration acknowledged the show’s inappropriate content.
“We are taking the incident seriously in our ongoing investigation and follow-up actions. It is important to district administrators that the district has the trust of the community, and we realize that an incident like this completely undermines that trust,” writes the school.
The video and other media claiming to be from the school went viral on social media. Fox News Digital could not independently verify the photos and videos attributed to the event.
The school also assured parents that an unidentified individual had been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation.
“We are committed to thoroughly investigating and holding those involved accountable, up to and including disciplinary action commensurate with any findings,” the school concluded.
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Children’s drag shows have exploded in popularity in recent years, sparking controversy across the country.
A Wisconsin high school teacher who performed for drag students as part of a ‘Fine Arts Week’ event said he received an outpouring of support from the school community after clips of the performance surfaced on social media social.
“The coolest thing is when I went back to school after all this media stuff happened, all around the school there were these signs saying we got your back, LGBTQ rights matter “, French teacher Matt Kashdan told WKOW.