Was that wrong of him? Really? Sounds like kind of a gray area . . . like a common mistake that ANY of us could make. Taking high school girls to a gay strip club? What’s the big deal? The good news: all the “victims” were HS Cheerleaders, raising our Naughty Cheerleader count for the year to a more normal level.
Here’s more from Cincinnati.com:
A Butler Tech teacher resigned Thursday after being investigated by the Butler County career school for allegedly taking four Edgewood High School students to a male, gay strip bar in Dayton in February. Bill Solazzo, spokesman for Butler Tech, said 47-year-old Lori Epperson took four female students – ages 17 and 18 — to the strip bar.
Solazzo said Butler Tech officials learned of allegations about the incident earlier this month and placed Epperson, who teaches marketing for Butler Tech at Edgewood High School, on paid leave while it investigated. Epperson joined Butler Tech’s teaching staff last year after receiving a provisional teaching license.
According to Solazzo, the girls — all cheerleaders at Edgewood High School — had approached the teacher about the strip club idea. The girls were students in Epperson’s marketing class offered in the Edgewood schools through the Butler Tech program. Epperson also previously served as a coach for the district’s eighth-grade cheerleaders.
Remember all the controversy over the Beijing Olympics and the underage gymnasts? Well, that country is once again at the center of a cheating scandal, this time involving a girls soccer team that won an international terminal last week. Yeah, I know it’s just soccer, but still. Here’s more from WTOP:
A Chinese high school team that won an international girl’s soccer tournament last week in Turkey had secretly bulked up its squad with players from the junior national team, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
The team from Daping Junior High beat other high school squads from Turkey, Brazil, Sweden, and Italy in early round matches, before defeating a team from France in the semifinals and a German side in the final, Xinhua said.
While several of the junior national team players did attend Daping, the bulk of the team representing the school was made up of junior national team players who did not attend the school, according to the report issued late Thursday.
According to the official regulations posted on the International School Sport Federation’s Web site, all players participating in the tournament must be enrolled full time in the schools they played for.
Well, at least he wasn’t having sex with an underage girl! The real question here is: how did the league hire a guy with more than 22 other prior arrests ranging from disorderly conduct to theft and assault. So what about those background checks everyone’s supposed to do? This league says they can’t afford them! Here’s more from WKRG:
Mobile Police arrested Marlon Wade this afternoon. Authorities say he had over $24,000 dollars worth of Cocaine and a gun. The 35 year old has been coaching youth baseball with the Saraland Baseball Association for the past six years. At the same time Police say he’s run up a wrap sheet with 22 arrests, ranging from disorderly conduct to theft and assault. The S.B.A. says they rely on the honor system because they can’t afford to do background checks.”It’s expensive to do them, but that’s not an excuse. We have 150 coaches in the baseball park. I talked to some independent agencies. It’s 40 dollars per coach to do a background check, so you’re talking about six thousand dollars. We don’t get City funding,” said Todd Edge, Commissioner for the Saraland Baseball Association.