A North Carolina teacher was suspended from her job teaching sixth graders after the school found out she had a side gig teaching pole dancing.
Kandice Mason says she loved her job teaching sixth graders. The single mom of 2 said she was really looking forward to meeting her students at West Hoke County Middle School.
"I was really excited. I had already been given my classroom," Mason told North Carolina affiliate ABC 7.
Mason was suspended after she posted a video showcasing her skills to her private Facebook account. "That's how I stay in shape. That's how I feel like I can express myself and have time for myself," Mason said.
But one of her "friends" on her private Facebook account leaked the video to school officials.
Now Mason worries that she may not be able to support her 2 daughters.
"I've worked so hard to try and make sure I can provide for my daughters and our livelihood to have it jeopardized just for doing something that I'm passionate about," said Mason.
Hoke County Schools officials confirmed Mason is suspended "pending an investigation" into her extracurricular activities off school grounds.
Mason teared up as she recalled the betrayal that put her teaching job in jeopardy.
"It wasn't even like it was a parent or student that brought this up. It was someone that was being malicious and pretty much trying to make me out to be a bad person," she cried.