Prom Chaperones Face Harassment Charges In Alleged Lysol Spraying
MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– Two mothers of students at Manitou High School face charges of harassment after prom-goers say the women called them names and sprayed them with Lysol.
Katie Spurlin is a senior at the school and she told CBS affiliate KKTV in Colorado Springs the women, Jennifer Farmer and Hannah Rockey, first demonstrated dance moves at the prom.
“They were like, ‘This is inappropriate,’ and they would show what was inappropriate. Then they would say this is what we would rather see,” Spurlin said.
But she says when teens didn’t follow those guidelines, the parents started calling the girls “whores” and “sluts.”
According to a police report filed in Manitou Springs, one mother allegedly told a security guard the dance moves were filthy and “similar to what you would see on MTV.”
That report also alleges the woman said the students were dancing, “like they are having sex with their clothes on.”
That report goes on to say the mothers then sprayed some students they believed were dancing inappropriately with Lysol.
Some of the kids said they had to leave the prom after the spray got into their eyes and mouths.
The police report states the women admitted to spraying the students to a school administrator. But now Farmer and Rockey are denying that claim.
Rockey said none of it was true and Farmer told KKTV there was never any Lysol and the accusations were a matter of he-said, she-said.
Both women were cited for harassment and have court dates in June and July.
The superintendent said the district is letting the police handle the investigation but they are disappointed by the actions of the parents.
As for the students, they say even the name calling was hurtful.
“It just felt really wrong, especially coming from a parent figure,” Spurlin said. “It’s the same parent that taught me to count when I was in kindergarten is calling me trash now. It was difficult.”