An investigation has been launched by an Eastern Kentucky school district after photos surfaced online showing male students in lingerie giving lap dances to staff during a homecoming event.
One of the Hazard High School staff members who was photographed getting a lapdance by a scantily-clad male student was the principal, Donald “Happy” Mobelini — who is also the mayor of the Perry County city.
On Tuesday, the school held a “Man Pageant” and “Costume Day,” according to their Facebook page.
Photos of male students giving staff lap dances during the pageant were posted on Facebook by the school’s athletics department, but were removed as it began to go viral.
INSANE: Mayor of Hazard, KY who is also the principal of Hazard High School, held an assembly with a male pageant. The students came dressed in lingerie and gave lap dances to the staff. pic.twitter.com/ZxODWQWOsx
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) October 27, 2021
Um. Exactly what is going on here, y’all? C’mon Hazard. Get it together. pic.twitter.com/GZQCdYnpbF
— “That” Nema (@nema) October 27, 2021
The photos also appear to show students and staff paddling each other.
Sondra Combs, superintendents of Hazard Independent Schools, said in a statement to The Courier Journal that the district “has a tradition of excellence and academics and everything we do, but the incident is being investigated and once the investigation is complete, appropriate action will be taken.”
Combs would not comment on if this “man pageant” of half naked teenage boys was an annual event that has occurred in the past.
“Kentucky law provides that school district superintendents are required to report instances of educator misconduct to the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). Therefore, if the investigation finds a certified educator likely violated the Kentucky Educator Code of Ethics, the superintendent is required to report this to the EPSB for potential action,” Konz Tatman wrote in an email to Yahoo News. “If any citizen of Commonwealth feels that that Kentucky’s educator Code of Ethics was violated by a certified educator, they can also file a complaint with the EPSB.”