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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Best Summary of the Constance McMillen Prom Controversy

Posted by Dan Savage on Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 9:47 AM

Assholes:

Here’s the news, from a source I view as extremely reliable. The prom the school district promised at the country club in Fulton was a ruse. Only seven kids, Constance, and her date showed, and at the same time, everyone else held a “real” prom at a secret location out in the county.

This is all after the school district had represented to Judge Davidson that Constance was invited to a parent-sponsored prom to be held at Tupelo Furniture Market. The school represented that Constance was invited in court filings, testimony, and representations by the school district and its lawyers. In reality, Constance had not been invited, but, based on the representations by the district and its counsel, Judge Davidson denied Constance’s request for a preliminary injunction that she could go to the prom.

The school reneged, or possibly didn’t ever intend to follow through on its representations to the court. The parents didn’t want Constance at the prom and didn’t want to be sued (as they told the Clarion Ledger), and so on Tuesday announced the cancellation of the prom.

But what they’d done was secretly relocated it.

Shortly thereafter, the school’s attorney announced (on Wednesday) that “the prom” was to be held at the Fulton Country Club on Friday. But yet only seven kids showed up.

Meanwhile, there’s a rumor that school officials were directly involved in setting up the “fake” prom.

More here. Photos from the "real" prom at Fire Dog Lake—which has dubbed Fulton "the meanest town in America." Someone—an asshole classmate perhaps? or what passes for a parent in Fulton?—started a Facebook page called "Constance Quit Yer Crying," only to have it backfire on 'em pretty spectacularly. And some of Constance's classmates jumped into the comments thread on this post at FDL to defend themselves—only to have their asses handed to them.

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