Lancaster Country, Pennsylvania: A Pennsylvania school district apologized after a high school organized an after-hours drag show and also called in Professional dancers. The unconstitutional event allegedly occurred at Hempfield High School on the 25th of April and had been hosted by a French teacher named Kelly Tyson also the Genders Sexualities Alliance (GSA) guider at school.

Pennsylvania School District Apologizes After teacher Organizes Drag Show for Students

According to the statement, the Hempfield School District said, ” The Hempfield School District management had made aware of a serious situation that had taken the place at the high school on 25 th of April, Monday after school hours,” before noting,” First and foremost, the management team apologizes to student, parents and the group of behalf of those involved in this event. We are shocked by what happened and this type of activity in our schools is not condoned in any way. Neither the dress nor the performance of  the invited guests was appropriate in our school setting.”

Pennsylvania School District Apologizes After Teacher Organizes Drag

It further stated,” we are taking the incident seriously in our ongoing investigation and follow-up actions. It is important for the district managers that the district has the trust and confidence of the group, and we obtain that an incident such as this completely undermines that trust. We commit to completing a thorough investigation and holding those involved accountable, up to and as well as disciplinary action that is commensurate with any findings.

The statement also said that one person has been placed on administrative leave till the results of the investigation are out. Since this is a personnel issue, there will be some information that the district is unable to share with the public.” It has been speculated that the unidentified person is Tyson.

Republican state Senator Ryan Aument also shared about the incident on Facebook, writing,’ I spoke today two times via phone with Hempfield School District Superintendent Mike Bromirski. I respect his Willingness to update me and answer my question. I wanted to share the statement that was presently sent by the school district to the Hempfield group.” The apology has come after a student shared a video from the event on social media.

Also, a lady named Meridith Hit revealed her disappointment with the drag show. She seemingly wrote in a Facebook group. It has nothing to do with them as an LGBT community. It wouldn’t make a difference to me if it was a woman doing this. It’s irrelevant that they are drag queens, it’s the type of the performance at the school.” Stay tuned for more updates.


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