A Texas substitute teacher showed up to school last week prepared to teach a lesson that was complete with a disco ball and karaoke machine.
The unidentified substitute teacher broke out in a bizarre karaoke rendition of Toxic by Britney Spears, subsequently, he was dismissed from the school shortly after the first period at Austin’s Bowie High School on Friday.
School officials are still puzzled over what exactly the substitute teacher was trying to teach.
The perplexing performance was recorded by a student who watched in confusion as the teacher belted the lyrics of Britney’s iconic 2003 pop song, while multicolored disco lights flashed around him, especially since it was not a music class.
“With a taste of a poison paradise, I’m addicted to you. Don’t you know that you’re toxic?” he belted out, as a musical rendition of the song blared from the speakers.
Shortly after his strange performance, the teacher was “relieved of duty” because he “wasn’t following [the district’s] best practices.”
“I’ve heard worse Britney Spears covers, but the lights are a bit much,” one school representative said.
After watching his son’s recording, Andre Abelkis, was just as confused as his son.
The father said, “We didn’t know what this was all about until our son explained what it was. Yes, we were a little upset that a substitute teacher would not care about teaching the class and just do something for themselves. And, yes, I think the teacher should have been removed from class.”
Since his early dismissal from Bowie High School, the sub has surprisingly been allowed to teach at another local high school. Only time will tell what’s on his next playlist.