Cheerleaders: Faculty member 'lingered' in North High School bathroom while girls were changing

School officials: Parents notified immediately

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - North High School officials have confirmed that a staff member is on paid administrative leave due to an incident that happened on campus.

A parent called 23ABC’s Mark Christian and expressed concern regarding allegations between a NHS staff member and NHS cheerleaders. 

The parent told 23ABC that her daughter, who attends the school, said that a group of cheerleaders were in a room dressing on campus. According to a cheerleader who was in the room, they were changing in the D-Hall bathroom. They were changing in the room before school hours when a man walked in, the woman told 23ABC.

According to the parent, her daughter said the man went in the room to tell the students to get ready for class, but then lingered while the cheerleaders were allegedly unrobed.

Several students told 23ABC the same story Wednesday, and said that the incident was ‘uncomfortable.’

23ABC contacted NHS and were told to speak with Kern High School District's spokesperson John Teves.  When Teves was contacted, he said parents of all the students involved in the incident were notified immediately.

Teves did not confirm the reason for why the faculty member was placed on administrative leave.

 

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