Prep School Problems Mirror South ParkHorace Mann, the tony New York private school, was founded to get kids into Harvard. Silda Wall, ex-governor Eliot Spitzer's wife, is on the committee there. It's been much in the news lately—from student Facebook scandals featured in New York mag to fired Horace Mann professor Andrew Trees's satirical prep-school novel, Academy X. Now students have gotten into Facebook trouble again, a tipster tells us, this time by aping a South Park episode:
"Last year at the end of school, literally days before finals, the 8th graders (now 9th graders) got themselves into some more Facebook trouble. If you've ever seen the 'Ginger' episode of South Park [about how redheaded children are evil], they made a group/event entitled "International Smack A Ginger Day", and 3 out of the 4 administrators of the group got expelled (I think the fourth is still around, not sure). It's been pretty big, people have been upset, and everyone who was in the event got either on probation or suspended. At last count, before the page got taken down by one of the admins, it had about 40 or so Horace Mann kids, according to the teachers at the assembly. Also, on the day it was set to be, there was "additional security".. aka cops up and down the street. Overexaggerating?"
Huh. Anybody have more anonymous information? Let us have it! And don't go around smacking gingers, kids. Although, if you think about it—how many gingers do we know that have been elected to public office or run major corporations? Not many...