An Austin, Texas, substitute teacher was relieved of his teaching duties Friday after singing, “Toxic,” by Britney Spears, on a karaoke machine rather than teaching.

Texas Substitute Teacher Fired For Singing Britney Spears “Toxic” Instead Of Teaching

Laurel Duggan 

An Austin, Texas, substitute teacher was relieved of his teaching duties Friday after singing, “Toxic,” by Britney Spears, on a karaoke machine rather than teaching.

The teacher, whose name has not been released by the school, can be seen belting out Britney Spears’ “Toxic” into a karaoke machine in a student-recorded video shared by the New York Post. The karaoke machine put on a colorful light show, while students sat at their desks and watched.

“Taste of your lips, I’m on a ride. You’re toxic, I’m slipping under. With a taste of a poison paradise, I’m addicted to you. Don’t you know that you’re toxic,” the teacher sang in the video.

The video shows classroom walls covered in flashing, multicolored lights, and students can be heard talking quietly in the background. The teacher may also have sung a Lady Gaga song before being removed from the school, KXAN reported.

“The substitute was deactivated in our substitute pool so it’s safe to say he won’t be singing again in Austin ISD,” a spokesman for the school told the Daily Caller News Foundation. The teacher was asked to leave after the first period, according to the NYP.

“I’ve heard worse Britney Spears covers, but the lights are a bit much,” a school district spokesperson told the NYP. “All processes were followed, it was simply a case of a substitute not following our practices.”

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One Reply to “Texas Substitute Teacher Fired For Singing Britney Spears “Toxic” Instead Of Teaching”

  1. I still do not get what was the big deal?? Why was he fired???? “The lights are a bit much?” So he was fired for having the lights?? This is so stupid. The karaoke machine has those lights built into it. They come on when you turn it on. Big deal. All the other stuff happening and y’all fire a substitute for bringing something to engage and reward the kids with?? You must be kidding?! Then pat yalls selves on the back for it?? STUPID AND IGNORANT!!! FIRE SOMEONE FOR NOTHING. THATS WHAT YALL DID.

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