Teacher in trouble after alleged panty party with young girls
A tree-trimming party with elementary-school girls dressed in bras and panties has landed one teacher in hot water.
Teacher Kimberly Crain, 48, is the focus of an ongoing investigation by authorities in Shawnee, Okla., a member of the police chief's office told The Times on Friday morning.
Crain invited five girls to her house for pizza and tree-trimming. According to media reports, she asked the girls to put on Christmas-themed underwear and then took photos and video of the children.
Oklahoma's News9.com reports that the FBI is involved in the investigation. From that report:
Parents said five girls in the third and fourth grades were invited to help a female school teacher put up a Christmas tree at her Shawnee home.
"I didn't mind because my daughter had gone there before," said the mother of one of the alleged victims who is only going by the name Amanda.
Crain reportedly turned in her resignation on Thursday at McLoud Elementary School in McLoud, Okla. A school representative, when asked to confirm the information Friday morning, replied: "No comment."
A search warrant affidavit is cited by the Smoking Gun website, which says Crain asked the girls to change into bras and panties bearing phrases like "Ho! Ho!"
A call to the Pottawatomie County district attorney was not immediately returned.
-- Amy Hubbard