Controversial email sent to Ipswich HS students
IPSWICH, Mass. -- An email sent out to students at Ipswich High School listed a group of girls who did not have dates to the junior prom. But it didn't stop there - it also had a scale to rate the potential dates.
“I think it was probably just kids thinking they were funny, and they really aren't funny,” said Jeane Soffron.
Many who live in Ipswich find little humor in an email recently sent to some boys at the high school. It was done through Facebook, and advised the teens on 22 girls who still needed dates for the junior prom - and included comments about the size of each girl.
“I know a few of them,” said Abby tucker, junior. “They’re kind of mad. They’re really angry.”
Then there was a second email, which listed each girl’s level of sexual experience. One asterisk stood for never been kissed, two for a girl who had a couple of relationships and three for a student who wears yoga pants, has a belly ring and wears low-cut shirts every day.
“I looked at it at first and I was like, ‘Oh. This is a little weird. Why would I being getting emailed this?’” said Cameron Greenwood. “It was harmless. It wasn’t meant to be mean I don’t think.”
The principal doesn't agree and sent out his own message warning students not to copy, duplicate or post the offending email.
“It’s unfair,” said Barry Cahill, principal. “It puts students who don’t belong in that situation…in a light that they didn’t ask to be put in.”
It's the fear of possible cyber-bullying that has many in Ipswich concerned.
Police are investigating to find out who sent the email. If it is a student, that person could then face suspension.
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