A former Oklahoma substitute teacher has reportedly pled guilty to assault after cartwheeling in front of students in a skirt while wearing no panties.
According to The Associated Press, Lacey Sponsler was initially charged with indecent exposure but subsequently had that reduced.
As part of her guilty plea, she will serve a two year suspended prison sentence, during which she will not be able to teach. She will not be forced to register as a sex offender.
The Sun reports that the case involving the 34-year-old teacher first began in February when a 17-year-old student posted the footage of Lacey Sponsler cartwheeling, revealing her bum and genitals to everyone in the room.
“A police report says Sponsler initially denied the incident happened, claiming she didn’t remember doing a cartwheel, but, instead was ‘dancing with the students’ and ‘trying to be a cool teacher,'” the outlet continues.
The New York Post quotes Sponsler’s lawyer, Nathan Milner, as stating that the incident was blown out of proportion.
“Anything that happens at school or when kids are around are going to be blown out of proportion,” Milner reportedly said. “I think that’s why we got the disposition we got today.”
Nonetheless, Milner added, “she’s satisfied that this is all going to be over with today. She’ll find a great job and move on with her life.”
Judging by the amount of social media exposure she’s getting, that might prove challenging.
A hand stand would have been a felony!!
— john j fromen jr (@FroJr18) July 27, 2017
That is the most INSANE thing I have ever heard a teacher do in a classroom-LOL
— Matalena p Sea (@Perju1Sea) July 27, 2017
Who goes to work with no panties on? Maybe I'm a prude, but that's just not right.
— Suz (@suztheultimateq) July 27, 2017
Did she stick the landing?
— mason. (@lilpeachboi) July 27, 2017