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Police: Woman undressed in front of elementary school assembly

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Aydrea Meaders (Photo: Albany Police Dept.) Aydrea Meaders (Photo: Albany Police Dept.)

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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