A long-standing high school tradition came under fire this week when a New Jersey superintendent canceled homecoming king and queen voting at a local school.
According to WABC-TV, parents of students at Rumson-Fair Haven High School caught wind that some students were planning a prank that involved “picking an unlikely pair as homecoming king and queen and then making fun of them at Friday night’s homecoming game.”
Many students decried the superintendent’s decision. One student said, “I think it’s really unfair. Not everyone was involved.” Meanwhile, some parents described the whole situation as “sad” and the discovered plot as “mean-spirited.”
While the phrase “This is why we can’t have nice things” comes squarely to mind, one hopes this proves to be a lesson for the mean-spirited few who spoiled the celebration for many.