High school student says teacher made her give lap dances to male students — in class
In the latest sign that America is obviously headed to hell in a hand basket, a 16-year-old student at a public high school in Pittsburgh has accused a teacher of forcing her to perform lap dances for male students in his computer technology class.
The Perry Traditional Academy student says the teacher, Michael White, also kissed her on the lips in a classroom, according to CBS Pittsburgh.
Police charge that White, 29, also encouraged her to attend a hotel party where the festivities would have included a striptease.
The girl declined, she said. However, the criminal complaint against White charges that the computer technology Lothario later seduced the girl into leaving school without permission and having sex at his house. This occurred at least twice, and the teacher also allegedly plied the teen with alcohol and marijuana.
“It would be (expletive) if you got pregnant by a teacher,” he reportedly said.
It’s unclear exactly what that mysterious expletive was.
The teacher has also been accused of touching a 15-year-old student inappropriately, adds the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
White’s arrest on Wednesday was action-packed. Police said they had to kick his door down because he wouldn’t let them in without a warrant.
He has hired criminal defense attorneys to fight the charges against him. They insist he’s innocent.
“We have no reason not to be very skeptical of these allegations at this time,” Chuck Gallo, an attorney representing White, told CBS Pittsburgh.
“Let’s slow down here,” added Blaine Jones, another attorney representing White. “We live in America and he is innocent until if ever proven guilty.”
The array of charges against White includes involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, institutional sexual assault of a minor, corruption of minors and selling or furnishing alcohol to minors.
A school district spokeswoman, Ebony Pugh, told the Post-Gazette that Perry Traditional Academy hired White in August to teach career and technical education.
The school removed him from the classroom “as soon as the district was notified of any inappropriate behavior,” Pugh said.