Teacher on leave after taking students to Hooters

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PARADISE VALLEY -- A Valley high school teacher is on leave after taking dozens of students to lunch at Hooters.

Mary Segall is the choir director at Paradise Valley High School. Last week, 40 of her students performed at the Arizona Center. While they were there, she decided to take the kids to lunch -- at Hooters.

Segall said Hooters was the only place that could accommodate such a large group. School administrators, however, believe there were other restaurants in the downtown area that would have been more appropriate.

Segall is slated to retire in January. It's not yet clear if she will return to work before then.