Stripper ordered for high school swim club’s banquet

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DES MOINES, Iowa - Each year, the Sharks Swim Club from Roosevelt High School holds a private banquet for its synchronized swimmers.

Freshmen are usually tasked with planning the banquet, but something went awry.

"The young ladies had rented a room at the Des Moines Social Club and were eating and having a great time, and low and behold, some adult entertainment arrived," Kevin Biggs, the principal at Roosevelt High School, told WHO.

Officials say no school staff members were at the banquet when a male stripper began to perform, but he was quickly escorted out of the building.

Biggs says an adult relative of one of the students hired the stripper.

"That's a question I can't answer to be honest with you, in terms of why they would do that," he said.

Since an adult ordered the dancer and no one underage was touched, nothing illegal actually occurred.

Officials say the stripper was not paid with club funds and the event wasn't held on school property, so no student will face disciplinary action.

“We’re troubled greatly by this, but we’re also bound to follow policies of the school and the school district. They did not violate any code of conduct policies because, believe it or not, no laws were broken. That surprised us as well,” Biggs said.

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