PHOENIX – A Paradise Valley music teacher whose students performed at a presidential inauguration event has been put on administrative leave after taking 40 students to Hooters.
School district spokeswoman Judi Willis says that choir director Mary Segall accompanied choral students to an event last week, and during the outing the students ate lunch at a Hooters restaurant.
She says that Segall explained to officials that the restaurant, known for its waitresses' somewhat revealing attire, was the only place that could accommodate a group of that size. Segall could not be reached for comment.
Willis says the district believes there were other options for lunch in downtown Phoenix.
Hooters spokesman Mike McNeill says he's unfamiliar with the incident and could not comment.
Segall plans on retiring in January, and Willis says she does not know if she'll return before then.