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January 1, District Apologizes for After-School Drag Show



A school district in Landisville, Pennsylvania, has apologized after a local high school produced an after-school drag show.

“We are appalled at what took place and in no way condone this type of activity in our schools,” the Hempfield School District wrote in a statement. “Neither the dress of the invited guests nor the performance was appropriate in our school setting.”

Last week, a drag show at Hempfield High School, which was organized by the school’s Gay Sexuality Alliance club, reportedly included a highly-sexualized dance routine and partial nudity.

“We are taking the incident seriously in our ongoing investigation and follow-up actions,” the statement continued. “We commit to completing a thorough investigation and holding those involved accountable, up to and including disciplinary action that is commensurate with any findings.”

The incident first gained attention after Meridith Hilt, a parent with two children in the district, posted about it in a community Facebook group. Hilt said her objections to the show were not because of its ties to the LGBTQ community.

“It wouldn’t make a difference to me if it was a woman doing this. It’s irrelevant that they are drag queens, it’s the type of the performance at the school,” Hilt told Lancaster Online.

The Hempfield School District said that “an individual has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.”


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  1. Lyudmila Loseva

    May 4, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    I don’t think the parents of the kids at this school will accept an apology and forgive the molesters of their kids. If molesters from the Landisville School District manage to get away from punishment with this time, they will do it again and again in other schools and with other children. You can’t forgive this!

  2. Philip Seth Hammersley

    May 5, 2022 at 6:09 am

    Just an example of what happens when you give such groups standing to begin with! They will keep pushing further and further because that’s how sin works!

  3. Michele

    May 5, 2022 at 7:48 am

    I wonder how the reaction from the district would had a Bible Study or prayer group been organized instead. I doubt it would be *parents* protesting, more than likely the district denying access to such groups.

  4. Bill

    May 5, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    So, if the teacher(s) involved are not fired the district should be sued by each of the parents of the district along with suing the board member and the schools administration individually. Even if they are fired, someone in the building was aware of the program since they had to schedule the room where it took place and the buildings administration and the board and supt. should be sued for their collective lack of school protocol in following the school/district handbook. It is at least worth about 5K per parent.

  5. VickyK

    May 7, 2022 at 11:57 am

    This is what happens when you allow your school district to employ mentally ill sexual deviants.

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