One “Toxic” Britney Spears fan was just handed a pink slip!
A teacher was fired after allegedly bringing a karaoke machine into class on Friday morning. The substitute teacher didn’t only bring a karaoke machine into class: they also added a multicolored light show and booming vocal FX to round out the performance.
In addition to Britney Spears, the aspiring singer also covered a hit song that was assumed to be originally recorded by Lady Gaga.
The bizarre incident took place at the Bowie High School in August, Texas. A student recorded the performance, which ultimately made its way online.
Teacher Faces Disciplinary Action For Singing Britney Spears Karaoke In Class
The substitute teacher was asked to leave immediately after first period. A representative for the Austin Independent School District explained that the substitute teacher was let go because “he wasn’t following [the district’s] best practices,” according to a local NBC news station.
The Austin Independent School District said that the teacher was a registered substitute and had been asked to cover a class that morning.
The local news station received a tip that the substitute teacher was not actually a registered substitute and that they were just a random individual who walked into the classroom and posed as a substitute teacher and began performing karaoke. The tip continued that the person was arrested for posing as a substitute teacher; however, the local station KXAN has since debunked these rumors as false.
The Austin Independent School District confirmed that there were no arrests made in this case. The substitute teacher was verified through the visitor system, although they did not have a formal badge.
The school district said that “all processes were followed; it was simply a case of a substitute not following our practices,” although they later joked, “I’ve heard worse Britney Spears covers, but the lights are a bit much.”
The local news station reached out to the substitute teacher for comment, but they have yet to hear back. The district confirmed that the substitute did get another job at another high school in Austin – most likely, without his karaoke machine.
Britney Spears Celebrates Her 40th Birthday!
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The impromptu karaoke concert might have been more appropriate on Britney Spear’s 40th birthday, which the “Womanizer” singer celebrated last week.
Britney took an international trip for her birthday and posted a video on her Instagram page, featuring a cake in the shape of a giant B, roses, champagne, and fireworks.
“I’m so blessed and grateful !!!!” Spears wrote in the caption of the video. “Tears of joy today … Thank you for all the b-day wishes !!!! Psss I didn’t even drink the champagne no lie !!!!”
Her fiancé Sam Asghari also shared a sweet birthday tribute to his “queen.”
“I call you Lioness because I admire your relentless strength,” he wrote. “I’m inspired by your beautiful heart, I celebrate your smile that lights up my world. Everyday is your birthday my queen. Happy 1st birthday to my wife. #dec2nd @britneyspears.”