Oops…he sang Britney Spears and got fired.
On Friday, a substitute teacher at Bowie High School in Austin was asked to leave after he decided to sing karaoke in front of class — complete with a microphone and flashing lights. In a clip obtained by KXAN, the teacher gives an impassioned effort of the Spear’s 2003 hit, “Toxic.”
A spokesperson for the Austin Independent School District said, “I’ve heard worse Britney Spears covers, but the lights are a bit much.”
Following the incident, reports emerged that the teacher wasn’t actually a substitute, but was simply posing as one. However, the spokesperson shut down the claims, telling the outlet, “All processes were followed, it was simply a case of a substitute not following our practices.”