Adult Products at High School Alumni Reviews Event – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
An alumni event on a Dallas high school campus on Sunday featured normally unwanted adult products at school and it shocked parents and school administrators alike.
A statement from the Dallas Independent School District said the organizer was never allowed to host an event at Lincoln High School on Sunday.
But somehow, an alumni football game and vendor sale was staged on campus anyway without permission.
The video that circulated on social media shows a range of products, including adult toys for women.
Lincoln graduate Cinthy Wheat was offended.
âThey were explicit. I never even saw them as adults. So for me to see them, I was like no, âshe said. âIt was just plain wrong. You can’t have that over there.
Wheat complained on social media and one of the salespeople responded.
April Roache sold shisha pipes at the event.
Roache said it was an event for adults, not kids, and very popular. Roache said she made three times what she paid to be there.
âIt was very positive. Everyone was supporting each other, so I don’t understand why anyone would have something to say, âRoache said.
Dallas ISD administrators who saw the video are unhappy with it. Lincoln High School is in the district of Trustee Justin Henry who was out of town Thursday. Henry told NBC 5 by phone that he spoke with administrator Maxie Johnson and that they shared the same views on the video they saw.
âThis shouldn’t be happening at any school,â Johnson said. âSchool is for children and for the community. There are just a few things that don’t happen on school property.
Dallas ISD spokeswoman Robyn Harris said the organizer was never allowed to host the event at Lincoln High School. Harris provided an email statement.
âWe are deeply disturbed and concerned by the footage circulating of an unauthorized event on one of our campuses, where community members gathered without district approval, this weekend. Schools are undoubtedly safe havens for many, however, events that stray from our core values ââwith complete disregard for the integrity of a school’s space have no place at Dallas ISD . While an applicant initiated the rental process for an event on a different date, the same person hosted another event without our knowledge. This person is now prohibited from renting a facility from Dallas ISD in the future. “
Roache said suppliers are screened and approved in advance.
âThey chose to agree. They allowed everyone to come and that’s how it went, âRoache said. “We were asked to send our logos so they could approve or disapprove and they were approved.”
Dallas ISD has a police force that patrols district campuses. Visitors were charged $ 7 for admission. The vendor set up tents and tables with displays and food. But the administration says everything that happened without approval.
âIt’s surprising because you can’t walk into our campus and do anything, any of our campuses, without following proper protocol,â Johnson said.
Johnson said administrators still had questions about the event and how it happened.