Police: Woman undressed in front of elementary school assembly

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Albany police
arrested an elementary school parent Friday morning for allegedly exposing
herself during a school assembly.

Police say officers responded
to the North Albany Academy, located at 570 North Pearl Street, around 10:30
a.m. for a report of a person exposing herself inside the school.

When officers arrived, school
staff told them that a parent, 24-year-old Aydrea Meaders of Albany, got onto
the stage during an assembly in the school's cafeteria and began to dance.

“It had
been going as a terrific event. The cafeteria was full. We probably had about
200 students in there from throughout the school,” said Ron Lesko of the Albany
School District.

The
school district says Meaders joined in on the assembly – at first just dancing
with the students.

“Wasn't an expected part of the routine but
she wasn't doing anything inappropriate,” said Lesko.

But that's
when things quickly went in the wrong direction

“Suddenly
she stepped to the front of the group threw off her coat and stripped from the
waist up,” said Lesko.

Within
seconds staff at the academy rushed the stage and the district says they
ushered Meaders to the side and shielded her from the students while they
waited for police.

Looking
back – Lesko says she wasn't acting out of the ordinary before deciding she
needed to shed some layers of clothing.

“No
behavior that anyone encountered during the assembly and she spent the time
talking to the principal having perfectly normal conversation.”

She was charged with seven
counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of Public Lewdness.

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