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Prom canceled due to "decadence"

post #1 of 16
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It DOES appear that some of these people are going a bit overboard.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9720858/

A $20,000 rental, in the Hamptons, for an after prom party!?
post #2 of 16
I tell ya it took a couple of big brass ones to do something like this.....

I say all the power to them....their school their desicion.....if they can't back the degredation of morals the prom brings with it then they shouldn't have to.....

I can't wait to see the headaches these parents go through sponsering their own prom....maybe they will see things from the schools point of view....

good for them
post #3 of 16
If all that is true, parents promoting kids getting drunk, etc...
I totally agree with plans to shut the whole thing down!
Rich people who throw their money around and think the rules dont apply to them really make me sick.
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by Nebula11
I tell ya it took a couple of big brass ones to do something like this.....

I say all the power to them....their school their desicion.....if they can't back the degredation of morals the prom brings with it then they shouldn't have to.....

I can't wait to see the headaches these parents go through sponsering their own prom....maybe they will see things from the schools point of view....

good for them
Very well said..that guy has some serious guts to do what he did..Bravo!
post #5 of 16
Wow. Hamptons living up to its reputation. I agree with the headmaster having real cohones for putting his foot down.
post #6 of 16
I don't know why but I just loved that the headmaster used the word "bacchanalian".
You don't often hear that word out of an educator's mouth (or anyone's for that matter )
post #7 of 16
I'm glad the school had the guts to cancel this prom. It's a religious institution for heaven's sake. There is no way they can support something like that. The parents should be ashamed of themselves and honestly feel greatful they aren't kicked out of the church.
post #8 of 16
I agree with all of you AGAIN. Wow, I feel like I am in the Twilight Zone or something. I did not go to my prom and it didn't cripple my life.
School sponsers the prom, kids go out after and get all drunk and get in a wreck and school gets sued. Typical American behavior now-a-days, "always someone elses fault"
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by esrgirl
The parents should be ashamed of themselves and honestly feel greatful they aren't kicked out of the church.

I was also thinking these parents must be too dence to realize that the school did them a favor....thats one night the parents don't have to worry about their kids getting pregnant, ODing, getting alcohol poisoning, or getting in a DUI accident.....

Also i wanted to make the point that not all teenagers go insane during the prom...There are great kids out there....But this bad stuff happens enough for everyone to take notice......

again wanted to gove a thumbs up to the school....
post #10 of 16
....aaaaaaand, welcome to my life when I was in high school.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by pjk5900
If all that is true, parents promoting kids getting drunk, etc...
I totally agree with plans to shut the whole thing down!
Rich people who throw their money around and think the rules dont apply to them really make me sick.

In a way I feel sorry for the kids that they might not get a senior prom...it's so much fun, and really is a kind of rite of passage. I mean the prom itself...not the stupid after-parties. Prom was fun. Looking back on it, it was really kind of lame, but it was fun to hang out with friends and get really dressed up for a night.
But...........
$20K for a booze-soaked after-party is RIDICULOUS.
Good for the school. If the parents want to throw out some of their own money and enable their spoiled little rich kids to drink and misbehave, go right on ahead. The school shouldn't have to enable it, too.
post #12 of 16
It's incredible what parents do for their kids thinking that it's totally acceptable. After prom at my school, the school put an end to it by loading us all into coach buses collectively and shipping us all (that is, all 800 individuals in my senior class) to the Indiana Dunes because they trusted the teachers and administration more than individual parents.

These kids got caught drinking booze their parents admitted to supplying openly on a regular basis. Same parents every time, too. The worst part about it was that one year, this rich girl's parents threw he a huge Christmas party, bought wine, beer and hard liquor. Well, the parents retired thinking that telling everyone to stay there instead of leaving before they were sober was enough. A girl died that night because this boy smashed the car into a tree.

That kid was arrested twice more before the rest of us graduated 18 months later. His parents have been repeatedly booked for supplying liquor to a minor.

And not only the booze, but the couture. And the limos. And the pictures and flowers and up-do's. Sure, I had all of that (other than the booze, of course), but my dress cost around $200 and came from Marshall Field's. Compare that to kids that go to places like Versace downtown and get fitted for dressed that cost 4-5 figures. Or how my up-do was done at a hair place in a strip mall...not at the same place Britney Spears has hers done when she's in Chicago. It's so wasteful! I had just as much fun in my department store dress with my dpeartment store shoes and strip-mall up-do (and the makeup my mom did and my flowers from the ma and pa florist at the end of the block). My parents did nothing but provide me the best of what they though I deserved for my big senior prom at 17 years old. What are these parents teaching these girls?
post #13 of 16
I dont know if i agree with it myself. The school can dicate what happens on school property yes.. they should also police those coming in and makign sure they are not under the influence but as far as what goes on afterwards, that is with the parents.

Maybe I am odd in my thinking but. Heck, I went to prom in a dress i got at a thirft store. it had tags on it, but still from the thrift store. and my hair was done as a bday present.

But all that being said, I went to prom ( no date I may add) i went home i didnt partake of parties or any of that. what a waste. BUT my dad also freely allowed me to drink if i ever wanted to. As long as I was in his house. Which is BTW not against the law, if the minor never leaves the house. infact in WI an underage can drink at the bar if the parent is with them.

Do I think its right for these parents to be supporting orgys and supplying booze to kids out in public and such? NO..but than perhaps its the parents who need to be turned in and not the kids. I realise i am taking the unpopular view. But, parents are supposed to set the example.

The principal had balls. indeed! but i think they could have gone about it in otherways than canceling. cause i am sure not every student partakes and its really unfair to those who do not.
post #14 of 16
Bravo to the principle.
I went to a school for high school that had similar problems--girls would buy Versace and other designer gowns for prom, have huge crazy parties afterwards where the parents literally manned the bar and encouraged the kids to drink...it was a mess. Even as a teenager I was amazed at how screwed up it was, and was pretty much made a pariah because I didn't want to attend the parties or be part of the "I'm cooler than you are" game.
The school tried to crack down on the drinking but there wasn't much they could do about the flagrant throwing around of money.
Funny thing was, the ones that spent the most money on their dresses were never the ones that looked the nicest!
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by OllyExtra05
Funny thing was, the ones that spent the most money on their dresses were never the ones that looked the nicest!
They never are - remember that year Sharon Stone wore a GAP t-shirt to the Oscars?

Everyone was horrified but she looked HOT!
post #16 of 16
Good idea, some of these proms are way too much.
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