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This Week in Stupid

By Joanna Miller in News on Dec 1, 2006 9:25PM

It hasn’t been all that long since Chicagoist was in high school, but a lot has changed. Instead of passing notes to arrange fights, students now use their MySpace accounts. Then again, a lot has stayed the same. Bad things still happen in the lunchroom, and principals can still be total creeps. Either way, we’re just glad we’re out of there.

  1. 2006_12_1highschool.jpgA group of 11 girls and one boy from downstate Illinois will not be finishing the school year at Edwardsville High School after participating in a brawl that they organized on MySpace. Three of the students have already been charged with felony mob action for the fight, which occurred earlier this month. It all started with a party and comments made between two groups about who was and wasn’t invited. This lead to threats, and the groups eventually arranged to throw down in the commons, which is exactly what they did. No one was seriously injured.
  2. Two students are suspected of discharging pepper spray inside the lunchroom of Kelly High School on the southwest side on Wednesday. Four students complained about feeling sick, and some vomited before the Chicago Fire Department was called in. Seven students were taken to hospitals, and one who complained of chest pains was listed in serious to critical condition. School officials are reviewing surveillance footage and questioning the suspects.
  3. Robert Holloway, the former principal of a Roman Catholic school in Ohio, has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of sexual imposition after three 14-year-old male students accused him of kissing their feet. Holloway, 50, paid each student $15 and kissed their feet 50 times, but claimed it was merely pay-up for a bet over a student-teacher volleyball game. He insisted he does not have a foot fetish, but police said foot fetish material was found on two computers seized from his office.

Custer County District High School, Miles City via dave_mcmt.