PORTLAND, Maine – A fourth-grade teacher in Falmouth, Maine, has apologized for playing the groom in a mock wedding to a student.
The Portland Press Herald reports that Paul Rosenblum agreed to participate after the girl proposed and his class at the Plummer-Motz School cajoled him.
At the brief playground ceremony, Rosenblum wore a black graduation gown and a clown tie. The girl had a sheet draped around her clothes for a gown. There was no kiss.
The school later received several phone calls about it.
Rosenblum says he was only intending to indulge "a little girl's game of dress-up and make-believe." He called it a lapse in judgment and says he is remorseful and "sick with regret."
Superintendent Barbara Powers wouldn't say whether any disciplinary action was taken.