Katy Perry got suspended from school after being caught “thrusting” at a tree she pretended was Tom Cruise

It's according to a resurfaced school report Perry's parents received back in 1996

A resurfaced school report of Katy Perry‘s has revealed that the singer was once suspended from school at the age of 12 after she was caught “thrusting” at a tree that she apparently pretended was Tom Cruise.

Perry made the admission over the weekend on her Instagram, where she showed her fans a copy of the 1996 suspension report her parents received from the Christian school she attended in Santa Barbara.

Captioning the post “when I was suspended in 6th grade for humping a tree and I guess other stuff”, the letter explains what exactly the school claims Perry – then called Katy Hudson – was doing.


“At the 2:00 p.m. recess, Katy and four other students were in an ‘off-limits’ area (behind the backboards) practicing a skit,” the report reads. “Katy pretended that a tree was Tom Cruise and began making sexual motions (pelvic thrusts) to the tree.”

“When Katy met with Mrs. Calkins, Mr. White, and myself, she was asked to describe or demonstrate what she had been seen doing on the playground in front of some other students,” the comments continue. “Katy chose to describe it. Her words were ‘it was inappropriate’ and ‘like making out.'”

The report also emphasises that Perry’s suspension from school followed on from “several incidents and a clear warning in a previous conference.”

“On October 17, she was called into my office to discuss her use of inappropriate language (‘pissed off’ and calling 3rd grades ‘brats’) and using the Lord’s name in vain (saying, ‘oh my God’),” it reads.

“She has also admitted being previously involved in playing ‘Spin the Bottle’ and ‘Truth or Dare’ which resulted in students kissing on the cheek. She was told then that any more inappropriate behaviour would result in a suspension.”


Last month, Perry confirmed that she would be making a surprise appearance in a Final Fantasy game – pairing the news with the release of a new song to celebrate the collaboration.

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