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High School LGBTQ+ Club Gets Heat for Hosting Drag Show

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Lancaster Online reports. “Parents reported that the event was advertised as a drag show.” Performers were professional dancers, not students.

Video of the event was shared online.The show, held last Monday, was sponsored by the school’s Gay Sexuality Alliance Club. The Hempfield School District has issued an apology, begun an investigation, and placed one staff member on administrative leave.“First and foremost, the administration team apologizes to students, parents, and the community on behalf of those involved in this event,” reads the statement, posted Friday on the district’s website. “We are appalled at what took place and in no way condone this type of activity in our schools.

Neither the dress of the invited guests nor the performance was appropriate in our school setting.”“We commit to completing a thorough investigation and holding those involved accountable, up to and including disciplinary action that is commensurate with any findings,” the statement continues. “Currently, an individual has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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