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Report: School District Punks Lesbian Student Constance McMillen by Secretly Moving Alternative Prom

A north Mississippi blog is reporting that the alternative prom thrown by Itawamba School District on Friday to replace the one that was cancelled because Constance McMillen wanted to bring a female date was a sham, with only seven kids attending.

The blog alleges that those organizing the prom (possibly in cahoots with school officials) pulled a bait and switch and organized yet another "secret" prom to which Constance wasn't invited..

Here's the report:Constance  

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.

If true, this is of course very disturbing news. As of now it's just a report, so take it as that. I'll follow up with any more news, reports, if any of these reports are verified.

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  1. Jaw dropping, if true. What the fuck is wrong with these people?

    Posted by: yonkersconquers | Apr 5, 2010 10:39:42 AM

  2. They're Christians.

    Posted by: Eugene | Apr 5, 2010 10:50:07 AM

  3. If only someone had known so they could cut the power or something.

    Posted by: Wes | Apr 5, 2010 10:55:28 AM

  4. How childish.

    Posted by: gwyneth cornrow | Apr 5, 2010 11:01:30 AM

  5. Did this not violate the court order? I'm thinking the ACLU needs to sue this school district into infinity for allowing this stupidity.

    Posted by: Darren | Apr 5, 2010 11:06:52 AM

  6. If this is shows the meanness and viciousness of regressives!

    Posted by: Arturo Beeche | Apr 5, 2010 11:11:04 AM

  7. the fake prom, the real prom, pant suits, hillbillies...drama much? While I feel for the girl and it is discrimination...

    Are there not bigger fish to fry? Does this girl realize that any employer can fire her for being gay in her home state?

    Fight the good fight girl, but maybe choose one that will matter in 6 months...

    Posted by: Travis | Apr 5, 2010 11:13:58 AM

  8. I agree with Wes. Childish and petty, if true.

    Posted by: JAMES in Toronto | Apr 5, 2010 11:14:49 AM

  9. I can understand all the crazies in charge ruining it all, but how on earth did they practically get the entire school to go along with it and not tell her? What the fuck is wrong with that student body?

    Posted by: Robert | Apr 5, 2010 11:16:43 AM

  10. "What the fuck is wrong with that student body?"

    As I already said, they're Christians.

    Posted by: Eugene | Apr 5, 2010 11:32:14 AM

  11. I hope they sue the pants off these assholes.

    Posted by: Sgt.Sausagepants | Apr 5, 2010 11:34:36 AM

  12. OK. This is war.
    Go straight back to Judge Davidson, file a motion to re-enter the original proceedings and add a motion for contempt against those responsible for misleading the court in a deliberate way.
    Also seek aggravated damages for such contempt and seek at order for attachment of the school district members.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Apr 5, 2010 11:35:57 AM

  13. Apparently that whole "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" part of the Bible was skipped this year in Sunday School.

    Posted by: Keori | Apr 5, 2010 11:39:52 AM

  14. I support Constance 100%, however I agree that maybe this is a tempest in a teapot. Re-enter the proceedings in court, because we just can't have public schools willfully violating a court order... and sue their pants off... but I agree that focusing on something that will be relevant in 6 months would be the way to go. Frankly, I think the best thing she could do would be to get the hell out of that sesspool of a state.

    What I want to know is who were the other 7 people at the fake prom?

    Posted by: The Milkman | Apr 5, 2010 11:41:35 AM

  15. I think it matters because it won't be the last time this happens. Next year it'll be another kid gay ejected from an important rite of passage that straight kids take for granted.

    This isn't a tempest in a teapot. It's actually worth fighting for.

    Posted by: yonkersconquers | Apr 5, 2010 11:49:10 AM

  16. ellen d. will be sooo upset she's gonna pee on his pants!

    Posted by: stopabusingourchildren | Apr 5, 2010 11:53:41 AM

  17. the school district seems to wasting a lot of time and money to keep from doing the right thing. i hope the whole trailer park crowd gets wiped out. this is clear show of true and up standing christian principles.
    teach hate and deceit instead of love.

    Posted by: walter | Apr 5, 2010 12:26:42 PM

  18. Could you link to your source? The blog?

    Posted by: Eva Cuarse | Apr 5, 2010 12:28:50 PM

  19. Disgusting am fed up of gay haters and their hanger on's .. being Christian is no excuse for this ..

    She must have felt awful when she realized what the spineless , yellow bellied , haters had done !!

    Alot of us behiond you Constance .. as for the haters (straight to hell)

    Posted by: Marco | Apr 5, 2010 12:44:15 PM

  20. This will still matter in six months, because schools will be planning their proms for next year.

    And how those proms are handled will teach young adults how to behave towards the LGBT folks they encounter as they go through life.

    This isn't just about Constance missing a party. It's about what ethics, or lack thereof, that schools are teaching.

    Posted by: Tom Swiss | Apr 5, 2010 12:46:54 PM

  21. So, no tweets from attendees? No FaceBook photo updates? I find it hard to believe that those yokels managed to keep it quite if the secret prom did actually happen.

    Still, with only 7 kids, plus Constance and her date, showing up at the country club, something isn't adding up -- I don't think that many kids would have boycotted the event if that was the only prom option available to them. Weird.

    Posted by: seeldee | Apr 5, 2010 12:48:02 PM

  22. Constance - put all this behind you - take that summer Inernship ellen offered in NY - and Expand your may find out - that you'eve actually OUTGROWN all those immature pussies and that small town pettiness!

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Apr 5, 2010 12:50:55 PM

  23. My heart breaks for those seven kids that showed up and no one else was there! Can you imagine, a party and you were the only ones that showed up and the "real" party was somewhere else? That is just so mean and vile. These parents are teaching their kids to be hateful and spiteful. Sad, just sad.

    Posted by: How Sad | Apr 5, 2010 12:58:59 PM

  24. The next question is, were the other kids duped as well that went to the fake prom? Why weren't they invited to the "real" prom, were they not part of the clique? Were they also not popular and shunned? I hope somebody looks into this as well!! With parents like these it is no wonder some of the hateful comments have come out of her classmates. This just stinks all around.

    Posted by: How Sad | Apr 5, 2010 1:03:35 PM

  25. thats fuckin bullshit.

    Posted by: zia | Apr 5, 2010 1:09:55 PM

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