Hart High School in Michigan was shot in November after a band teacher took her students to the Detroit Symphony and stopped at the Niki’s Lounge strip club.
Parents were saddened after their 12-year-old son was filmed pole dancing at a strip club during a school field trip.
Michigan’s Hart High School caught fire in November after the band teacher took her students to the Detroit Symphony.
However, when the students were taken on a school field trip, they were taken to Niki’s Pizza, a restaurant located next to Niki’s Lounge, a strip club in Motown.
A school board member announced that the pizzeria was full and that the students – some of whom were filming a 12-year-old pole dance scene – had been moved to Lounge Niki.
Nikis Lounge’s Instagram page has a long bar and stripper column, and advertises itself as Motown nightclub.
Rochester Community School confirmed the students visited Nicky for lunch but declined to comment on the matter.
A school board representative said concerned parents should contact the administration to prevent the incident.
“Rochester Community School values the strong partnership between teachers and administrators as we work together to improve learning opportunities in the classroom,” the statement said.
“We always encourage parents and guardians to contact school administration with any questions or concerns throughout the school year.
“Recommended visits will be assessed by the course team and parent/guardian permission is required.
“RCS may, in its sole discretion, require a parent, guardian or other responsible adult to accompany the field trip.
“Adults traveling with them must undergo special screening. The safety of our students, staff and school community is always our top priority.”
The announcement drew criticism from angry parents, who demanded that the school make the incident public.
Andrew Weaver, the school board member, has blogged in support of the decision to allow students to strip at clubs.
She said some students were “trying to pole dance” and posted pictures of the incident with the children’s faces blurred out.
Administrators have promised to raise the issue at the next school board meeting.
“As a board, we need to recognize that what is happening on the site is a symptom, not the cause of the problem,” Weaver said.
“Our mission is to address the root causes and ensure that what happened last November doesn’t happen again.”
Weaver told Fox News the school did not disclose the matter and should have done a better job notifying the parents involved.
He asked, “How did we get here?” speak.
“Make a mistake, fix it and make sure we have the right policies in place to prevent it from happening again in the future.
“It’s not a witch hunt, nobody’s after anybody. It’s just a way to make sure we’re communicating properly.”