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Teacher resigns after Halloween picture surfaces

By Cheryl Mercedes - bio | email

ALBANY, LA (WAFB) - A high school teacher resigned Monday after a picture of him dressed in a questionable Halloween costume circulated the school.

Sean Shields, a teacher and coach at Albany High School was dressed in what appears to be a Peter Pan costume with some props. Some students said the photo was being passed around campus via text messaging. Reportedly, the picture was taken in the presence of students at a Halloween party.

Shields could not be reached for comment, but his attorney, Sherman Mack, said his client wore the costume to a private adult party. Mack said Shields only stopped by the house where the picture was allegedly taken to show a friend his costume.

"Once he realized this was not an adult party and that there may be students there, which there were, he got in the car with his wife and went home," Mack added.

Mack said Shields feels the photos were taken by someone who had it out for him.

Shields taught social studies and science at the school. He was also the girls' basketball coach. 



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