Real life has become so bizarre in America, it outpaces our most bizarre imagination.
ABC8 in Tulsa reports, Feb. 1, 2017, that Pawhuska, Oklahoma police arrested a junior high school substitute choir teacher, Lacey Sponsler, 34, for exposing herself to her students by cartwheeling in full “commando” mode.
Pawhuska PD posted this announcement on its Facebook page:
Another student told police Sponsler had been talking about doing drugs and said she was not wearing underwear. Sponsler told police she was “just dancing” with the students.
According to Oklahoma’s NewsOn6, the arrest affidavit says that when questioned by police, Sponsler denied the incident, but when told about the cell phone video, she said she “did not remember performing a cartwheel” or exposing herself.
There is only one junior high school in Pawhuska — Pawhuska Junior High School.
Here’s Sponsler’s mug shot:
Here’s the probable cause affidavit on Sponsler (h/t CP):
From The Smoking Gun:
A 17-year-old female student told police that Sponsler “had said that she was not wearing underwear before performing the cartwheel,” which exposed her “bare vagina.” The student noted that she saw Sponsler’s “vagina open and close, as her legs were in the air.” The girl also told police that Sponsler “had been talking about using drugs” and commented on how she “thought fourteen year old boys were like men.” […]
According to court records, Sponsler pleaded guilty in 2008 to marijuana possession, public intoxication, and possession of drug paraphernalia (for which she received a two-year deferred sentence, was fined $1100, and was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service). In December 2009, a judge ruled that Sponsler violated her probation, in part because she had not disclosed being questioned by police investigating an accused meth cook. Sponsler told cops that she had been present in the suspect’s home when he was manufacturing the drug, adding that the man was “careless when he cooks.”
In September 2011, Sponsler pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and marijuana in the presence of a child and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to a three-year deferred sentence. As part of that plea deal, prosecutors dropped a burglary charge against Sponsler, who is pictured below in a mug shot snapped yesterday.
Sponsler has an extensive history of drug violations. Pawhuska Junior High School clearly did not do a background check before hiring her.
Here’s the email address of Janet Neufeld, Superintendent of Pawhuska Public Schools: firstname.lastname@example.org
The downright frightening pic of Janet Neufeld (an Ashkenazi surname) is from the Pawhuska Public Schools website. She looks like she has fangs. And those eyes! Eek!