Ex-teacher to be tried Monday for classroom dance

Ex-teacher to be tried Monday for classroom dance

March 29th, 2010 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

DECATUR, Ga. - A former DeKalb County chorus teacher is going on trial on charges he allowed male students to perform a "Chippendales-style" revue in class.

The former teacher, Nathan Grigsby, goes on trial Monday.

The incident happened in December 2008 at Southwest DeKalb High School. Students posted a video of the dance on U-Tube, a video sharing site similar to YouTube. Parents and students protested after the teacher was fired.

Grigsby's attorney, Jackie Patterson, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution her client does not contest that the dance occurred. Patterson said Grigsby had no advance knowledge of the dance and stopped it right away.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday morning in DeKalb County State Court. Grigsby is charged with five counts of contributing to the deprivation of a minor.