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Dance team coach resigns over provocative photo

In the photo, two dancers and their coach are leaning on the cruiser. The picture went viral on social media.

GRANITE CITY, Ill. — The dance coach at Granite City High School voluntarily resigned after a controversial photo involving members of the dance team.

School Superintendent Jim Greenwald said the Granite City Board of Education accepted the coach’s resignation during a meeting Tuesday night. Two teachers have volunteered to supervise the team while the school searches for a new coach.

The controversy stemmed from a photo showing the coach and two members of the high school dance team posing provocatively with a police car. The picture went viral.

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Granite City School Superintendent Jim Greenwald called it “inappropriate.”

Greenwald said the photo was taken during a community outreach event. Other student groups, including cheerleaders, student council members and volleyball players had taken photos with the police department.