Cops: Teacher Arrested After Cartwheel With No Panties

Lacey Sponsler says she was just 'trying to be a cool teacher'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2017 9:14 AM CST
Cops: Teacher Arrested After Cartwheel With No Panties
Lacey Sponsler's booking photo.   (Osage County Sheriff's Office)

In what may be one of its more unusual Facebook posts of 2017, the police department in Pawhuska, Okla., has reported on an incident that took place Friday in a junior high school choir room. The alleged perp, per KOTV and the Smoking Gun: Lacey Sponsler, a 34-year-old substitute teacher. The purported crime: showing off her cartwheel skills sans underwear. Per a probable cause affidavit, a 17-year-old female student says that Sponsler had announced she wasn't wearing undergarments, as well as dished about using drugs and how "14-year-old boys were like men." Then, captured in a video cops say a student shot on a cellphone, Sponsler allegedly did a cartwheel and caused her dress to "[flip] up," showing her buttocks.

The female student said in the affidavit she saw Sponsler's exposed vagina "open and close" as her legs swung up in the air. Police arrested Sponsler, who initially denied the incident, on charges of indecent exposure and took her into custody Tuesday. After cops told her there was a video, Sponsler said she "did not remember" doing the cartwheel. According to the police report, Sponsler told cops she was simply "trying to be a cool teacher" and was only "dancing" with some students. Sponsler has pleaded guilty in the past to possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, as well as to public intoxication, per the Smoking Gun. (An Arizona teen said to have flashed his private parts in a yearbook photo lucked out.)

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