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School Awards Ceremony Featured Sex Toys, Swearing

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File photo of a classroom. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

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(CBS Seattle) — A Bellingham High School teacher is under fire for allowing the school’s drama department to hold an on-campus ceremony that featured sex toys, profanity and jokes about child molestation.

Teri Grimes, the school’s drama teacher who had been planning to retire at the end of the school year, has issued a formal apology for what took place at the event she was responsible for organizing, according to KOMO News.

An anonymous parent claims Grimes excessively used profanity during the ceremony and was handing out inappropriate awards. The parent told KOMO News one of the categories was for “the horniest stud,” where the award was a sex toy.

Grimes also reportedly told a distasteful joke which contained a punchline insinuating a priest would be eager to have sexual intercourse with children. After hearing the joke, the parent and her 17-year-old daughter got up and left the auditorium.

Bellingham High School’s principal held a meeting with drama students and Grimes following the ceremony. A spokesperson says everybody involved expressed sincere apologies and regret.

Neither Grimes nor the students face any discipline at this time, though the incidents are still under investigation.

The school’s graduation is scheduled for Friday, June 6.

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