Teacher of the year arrested and fired after running around naked

Mark Bringhurst 
By: Devansh Dutt 

(Scroll down for video) A teacher of the year, was arrested and fired from his position after running around naked at an apartment complex, according to police reports.

Mark Bringhurst was selected as the teacher of the year in Vineland, New Jersey, for the 2011-12 school year. He was fired after stripping in the apartment complex.

Bringhurst was arrested for running naked through the parking lot of the apartment complex in Camden County, New Jersey, and was recently laid off after the Vineland School District considered the conduct "unbecoming of a tenured professor."

Witnesses called police because they were concerned for the safety of children in the area. Also, apparently, it was not the first time he had run naked through the apartment complex, a witness told police.

Bringhurst told officers that he ran naked after someone he met online dared him to do it. However, he also admitted running through the apartment complex a year ago, also on a bet.

Bringhurst eventually pleaded guilty to acting in an inappropriate manner, according to court proceedings.

After the charges against him were filed, his employer, Vineland School District, notified him that charges would be brought before the local board of education. He was later fired.