Quotes of the day

“McMillen tells The Advocate that a parent-organized prom happened behind her back — she and her date were sent to a Friday night event at a country club in Fulton, Miss., that attracted only five other students. Her school principal and teachers served as chaperones, but clearly there wasn’t much to keep an eye on…

“Last week McMillen asked one of the students organizing the prom for details about the event, and was directed to the country club. ‘It hurts my feelings,’ McMillen says.

“Two students with learning difficulties were among the seven people at the country club event, McMillen recalls. ‘They had the time of their lives,’ McMillen says. ‘That’s the one good thing that come out of this, [these kids] didn’t have to worry about people making fun of them [at their prom].'”

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“Meanwhile, many more Itawamba AHS students went to an event held at the community center in Evergreen, another community in Itawamba County. McMillen said she knew about that event but that when she asked another student if she was invited, the student told her, ‘the prom is at the country club.’

“‘I took that as no,’ McMillen said. ‘If I wasn’t wanted there, I wasn’t going to go.'”