I just read an article about a Connecticut boy who, in an effort to make a grand gesture, taped cardboard letter cutouts to the outside wall of his school's main entrance, reading, "Sonali Rodrigues, will you go to prom with me?"
Until he was given one day in-school suspension for trespassing and posing a safety risk. The rules are, if you get in-school suspension after April 1, you can't go to prom.
Someone anonymously created a "Let James Tate Go to Prom" page on Facebook, which gained more than 1,000 supporters in just a few hours.
What's fascinating is that a small town matter can go worldwide in seconds. That suddenly, thousands of strangers are taking sides on a matter that has nothing to do with them. It's yet to be seen if the Facebook page will influence the school officials. But can you imagine being that principal, who's trying to enforce the rules, getting pushback from thousands of people who don't even know him/her?
What do you think of this story? What do you think about how personal news can go worldwide instantaneously?
4 years ago