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Pestilence
03-25-2009, 06:00 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,510471,00.html

School Warns Parents Dead Daughter Can't Go to Prom

The parents of a British teen, who died suddenly two months ago, received a disturbing letter from the girl's high school saying she needs to improve her attendance or can't go to the prom, the Manchester Evening News reported.

The letter said Megan Gillan's attendance was 60.4 percent and the school requires its students to keep a 92 percent attendance record.

"I screamed when I first saw it," her mother Margaret Gillan told the newspaper. If they want her to attend that much I'll take Megan's remains. It's disgusting."

Gillan was found dead Jan. 19 in her bedroom at her parent's home. The letter was dated March 16.

"Megan would have loved going to the prom," her mother said. "She planned to go with a group of friends, she was really looking forward to it."

A school spokesman apologized and told the Manchester Evening News, "that letter should not have gone out," and blamed it on a "software error."

:doh!:

keg in kc
03-25-2009, 06:02 PM
I shouldn't be laughing at the idea of this.

Mr. Flopnuts
03-25-2009, 06:06 PM
"I screamed when I first saw it," her mother Margaret Gillan told the newspaper. If they want her to attend that much I'll take Megan's remains. It's disgusting."




Really? I mean, it's a very unfortunate error, but that's the reaction? Fuckin British........

Rain Man
03-25-2009, 06:18 PM
I bet if you took her to prom, you could pretty easily score with her afterwards.

Boise_Chief
03-25-2009, 06:33 PM
I bet if you took her to prom, you could pretty easily score with her afterwards.

Don't forget lube, she might dry out.




I'm going to hell.:evil:

Big Chief Homer
03-25-2009, 08:21 PM
When I was a sophmore in college my mother called to tell me I had to come home.

When I asked her why, she said my High school sent her a letter saying I owed them a weeks in school suspension for blowing off a couple of detentions my senior year.

Frazod
03-25-2009, 08:26 PM
There are some sick, twisted people here.

I'm OK with that. LMAO

big nasty kcnut
03-25-2009, 08:33 PM
Well at least she'll fit into that prom dress now.
J/k
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boogblaster
03-25-2009, 09:17 PM
This ain't right ...

Spott
03-25-2009, 09:19 PM
Well at least she'll fit into that prom dress now.
J/k
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ROFL

RJ
03-25-2009, 09:39 PM
I'm trying to remember what this kind of stuff got blamed on before there were computers.

I think we called them "bookkeeping errors".

DJ's left nut
03-25-2009, 10:03 PM
Don't forget lube, she might dry out.




I'm going to hell.:evil:

Brings a completly new perspective to "Dry as a bucket of sand"...

Pablo
03-25-2009, 11:23 PM
Well at least she'll fit into that prom dress now.
J/k
Posted via Mobile DeviceThread. Over.

Ultra Peanut
03-26-2009, 03:43 AM
"I screamed when I first saw it," her mother Margaret Gillan told the newspaper. If they want her to attend that much I'll take Megan's remains. It's disgusting."I'm not usually one to demean the bereaved, but... that's not a very sensible reaction or follow-up, Margaret.

jAZ
03-26-2009, 05:21 AM
Sh*t happens. I understand how any reminder of a lost child is horrible, and the error is unfortunate. But it's nothing worth writing an article about, unless it's news of the weird or something.

Coach
03-26-2009, 05:24 AM
Sh*t happens. I understand how any reminder of a lost child is horrible, and the error is unfortunate. But it's nothing worth writing an article about, unless it's news of the weird or something.

Problem is, that school opened themselves for a lawsuit of some kind, I would bet.

jAZ
03-26-2009, 06:17 AM
Problem is, that school opened themselves for a lawsuit of some kind, I would bet.

How?

alpha_omega
03-26-2009, 07:28 AM
Unfortunate clerical error by the school....overreaction by the parent.

DJ's left nut
03-26-2009, 08:30 AM
How?

Negligent infliction of emotional distress.

It has a tendency to get some traction when there are dead children involved.

Dunno if it's a recognized cause of action across the pond, nor do I know if there are limits on suits against schools as there are in the states, but the possibility is certainly out there.

BigMeatballDave
03-26-2009, 08:46 AM
LMAO

Rain Man
03-26-2009, 08:54 AM
I'm trying to remember what this kind of stuff got blamed on before there were computers.




Women and minorities, I think.

Gonzo
03-26-2009, 08:56 AM
Don't forget lube, she might dry out.




I'm going to hell.:evil:

Heh...Puts new meaning to "Stopping in for a cold one."

tooge
03-26-2009, 10:14 AM
Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure the girl I took to the prom was dead.

Frazod
03-26-2009, 10:16 AM
I keep thinking about the scene from Interview With The Vampire where Lestat is dancing with the corpse, saying "The old girl's got some life in her yet!"

I know, I know, hell express. :D

Rain Man
03-26-2009, 10:33 AM
Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure the girl I took to the prom was dead.

All that effort to get out of the date and you still made her go?

Pants
03-26-2009, 10:36 AM
Don't forget lube, she might dry out.




I'm going to hell.:evil:

:Lin::shake:

Coach
03-26-2009, 04:35 PM
How?

I don't know how, but with today's society, anything is possible.

Hydrae
03-26-2009, 05:03 PM
"I screamed when I first saw it," her mother Margaret Gillan told the newspaper. If they want her to attend that much I'll take Megan's remains. It's disgusting."

I would think her remains are indeed disgusting by now.