SHOCKING photos appearing to show high school students giving their principal a lap dance and cheerleaders in Hooters outfits has sparked outrage in a Kentucky town.
An investigation has been launched after the images of a homecoming week “man pageant” were posted on Hazard High School's now-deleted Facebook page.
Hazard High School principal Happy Mobelini is seen receiving a lap dance from a student during shocking school activity Credit: Twitter
Mobelini, seen here, is all smiles during a school event that has social media users and locals outraged Credit: Twitter
The photos appear to include cheerleaders dressed in Hooters waitress uniforms and carrying what seems to look like alcohol.
And others show a male student giving school principal Donald 'Happy' Mobelini – also the mayor of Hazard – a lap dance.
There were allegedly also “paddlings” given out between staff and students.
Superintendent of Hazard Independent Schools Susan Combs has launched an investigation, and said disciplinary actions have taken place.
In a statement from Combs on Wednesday, she said that while the district supports creativity in the spirit of school activities, the incidents depicted in the photos were taken “too far”.
Combs also said that disciplinary actions have taken place and that all district staff will undergo social media and policy training before apologizing on behalf of the district.
Twitter users are expressing shock as the photos continue to circulate showcasing the homecoming festivities.
One user wrote “Um. Exactly what is going on here, y’all? C’mon Hazard. Get it together”.
Another tweeted “So… This is what Hazard High School in Kentucky does with teenage boys… They dress them up like drag queens and have them grind on them.
“This same school has a absurdly strict dress code on the girls, so much that girls get sent home for wearing leggings.”
Aster Sizemore, a member of Hazard Independent School Board, said he was at the school Tuesday but not at the event where the questionable activity occurred.
“Normally, the principal, Happy Mobelini, is pretty dad-gum strict, so that surprises me, unless someone pulled something out of a hat,'”Sizemore said, according to the Louisville Courier Journal.
“A kid comes to school with a short dress, you know, he makes them go home and change”, he said,
In 2008, Mobelini was reportedly investigated twice for alcohol incidents involving students.
The Lexington Herald-Leader claimed that in one instance, photos surfaced online of him allegedly driving students around as they smoked and drank alcohol.
Mobelini came under similar criticism that year after police caught students drinking on the school football field moments after he left them.
Mobelini did not get into trouble in either case because he was unaware of the drinking, it was reported.
Photos of Hazard High School cheerleaders allegedly dressed as Hooter waitresses sparked outrage Credit: Youtube/Lex18
Staff members are seen paddling students in the controversial homecoming celebration at an eastern Kentucky high school Credit: Youtube/Lex18
Hazard High School students are seen in a controversial homecoming activity giving faculty lap dances Credit: Youtube/Lex18
A student participating in controversial homecoming activities at Hazard High School in eastern Kentucky Credit: Youtube/Lex18
Hazard Independent School District Superintendent Susan Combs said in a statement Wednesday that disciplinary actions have taken place Credit: Twitter
Social media is outraged at viral photos of students who gave lap dances to faculty during a school-sponsored event Credit: Twitter
The original photos, posted on the school's Facebook page, have since been taken down Credit: Twitter
Hazard High School principal, Happy Mobelini, is under fire after photos of controversial homecoming activity circulate on social media Credit: Facebook
Hazard High School has since deleted it's Facebook page after photos circulate of homecoming activity that the district said was 'taken too far'Internet Explorer Channel Network