Primary school teacher refused entry to Birmingham bar shouts 'my dad owns you' at bouncer

'Although she was on a private night out, her behaviour was abhorrent and against our values as of our church and our community,' say student's parent

Matt Payton
Tuesday 23 August 2016 15:21
Primary school teacher Emily Higgins shouting at the bouncer at Geisha bar in Birmingham
Primary school teacher Emily Higgins shouting at the bouncer at Geisha bar in Birmingham

A teacher is under investigation by her primary school after video footage has emerged of her insulting a cocktail bar bouncer who refused her entry.

Emily Higgins, who teaches at St Gregory's Catholic Primary School in Bearwood, was caught on camera during the confrontation outside Birmingham's Geisha cocktail bar.

The video shows her repeatedly calling the bouncer a "t**t" and other expletives, before shouting: "My dad owns your a**".

She stated her father was already inside the bar and would make sure she could gain entry.

After Ms Higgins' appeals for her father's help came to no avail, she repeatedly tried for barge her way into the bar until her friend was able to convince her to walk away.

The video went quickly viral on social media after a witness Barrington Patterson posted the footage on Facebook, praising the door staff for their handling of the situation.

Ms Higgins was soon identified by parents of St Gregory's pupils, who called for an investigation.

A parent, who wanted to stay anonymous, told the Birmingham Mail: "I was completely shocked when I saw the video and recognised her immediately.

“I know that parents in our community have been shocked and disgusted by her behaviour.

“Although she was on a private night out, her behaviour was abhorrent and against our values as of our church and our community."

Mrs Krystyna Bickley, the school's headteacher, confirmed she was aware of the video and investigating the incident.

The Independent was unable to reach Ms Higgins for a comment.