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Canadian teachers lose jobs over school lap dance

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 00:00

Ottawa: Two Canadian teachers have lost
their jobs for performing a raunchy lap dance in front of high
school students that became an overnight Internet sensation,
education officials said on Tuesday.

"The Winnipeg School Division has accepted teacher
Chrystie Fitchner`s resignation. The short term contract for
Adeil Ahmed has run its course and expired ... and will not be
renewed," said a statement.
Both teachers at the Churchill High School were suspended
last month for performing "an inappropriate dance during a
school spirit week," it said.

Their lewd performance during a teachers` "dance-off"
competition in the school`s gymnasium was recorded on February
17 by a student using what appeared to be a cell phone and
later distributed online.

By the next day, it had become a hit on video-sharing
websites, and Canada`s public broadcaster CBC aired it
nationwide the following week.

The clip showed students giggling, gasping and screaming
as a male teacher bumps and grinds against a female colleague
seated in a chair in the middle of the crowded gymnasium.

It provoked mixed reactions from "appalling" to "harmless
fun" in Canadian online forums.

"If it were up to me personally, I would fire them both,"
Winnipeg School Division trustee Mike Babinsky said at the
time. "Teachers are mentors to our children. This is the kind
of stuff I don`t want kids to mimic."
"They so, so crossed the line," a parent, whose daughter
showed her the video, groaned to the Winnipeg Free Press.

"It embarrassed me. While we were first watching it, I
said, `They crossed the line.` My daughter said, `Wait, it
gets better.`"

The male teacher also appeared in the one-minute video
bobbing his head near the female teacher`s genitals in an
apparent simulation of oral sex and grinding his hips against
her crotch.


First Published: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 00:00

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