DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A Des Moines school district spokesman has confirmed that ninth-grade girls hired a male stripper to perform at their school’s synchronized swimming club’s annual banquet.
District spokesman Phil Roeder told The Des Moines Register on Wednesday that the Roosevelt High School principal will decide whether the girls violated school policies and punishment is merited.
A father of one of the team members says the girls employed the stripper as a joke, and that the stripper didn’t totally disrobe at Friday evening’s event at the Des Moines Social Club.
Roeder says a club employee asked the stripper to leave, deeming the appearance inappropriate for the students.
The Sharks synchronized swimming club is run and funded by students in grades nine through 12.