Teachers at Churchill High School in Winnipeg, Canada may have crossed a line when they simulated an erotic lap dance during a pep rally on February 16, 2010.
The lapse in taste and etiquette went viral on YouTube after it was recorded on a cell phone. The school board saw the display as more than just poor judgment or bad taste and responded by suspending the teachers involved. The New York Daily News reports that Mike Babinsky, a Winnipeg school board trustee told the Winnipeg Free Press that both teachers had been suspended for four days without pay.
According to The Globe and Mail, "The two teachers, one of whom was identified by students as phys-ed instructor Chrystie Fitchner, have been sent home without pay after the spirit dance before 100 students as young as 13 years old." More recent reports indicate that the teachers have been suspended, but that they have been suspended with pay.
The students were initially amused. However, their reactions turned to disbelief, even disgust, as the routine proceeded and became more and more risque or, even, raunchy. The Globe and Mail report describes a performance that was simply outrageous:
The routine began with the female teacher, sporting pigtails, seated on a chair, her legs spread, hips gyrating. Bumping beats played in the background and the male teacher approached between her legs, his hips swiveling to the beat....The female teacher threw her head back and thrust her one leg out as the male teacher continued to dance over her. There was butt-slapping and further gyration. Then the man dipped his head down between her legs and simulated oral sex.