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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:31 PM

School Warns Parents Dead Daughter Can't Go to Prom (due to poor attendance)

School Warns Parents Dead Daughter Can't Go to Prom

The parents of a British teen, who died suddenly two months ago, received a disturbing letter from the girl's high school saying she needs to improve her attendance or can't go to the prom, the Manchester Evening News reported.

The letter said Megan Gillan's attendance was 60.4 percent and the school requires its students to keep a 92 percent attendance record.

"I screamed when I first saw it," her mother Margaret Gillan told the newspaper. If they want her to attend that much I'll take Megan's remains. It's disgusting."

Gillan was found dead Jan. 19 in her bedroom at her parent's home. The letter was dated March 16.

"Megan would have loved going to the prom," her mother said. "She planned to go with a group of friends, she was really looking forward to it."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,510471,00.html?intcmp=obnetwork#ixzz1tGMwXzHk

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Reply School Warns Parents Dead Daughter Can't Go to Prom (due to poor attendance) (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Apr 2012 OP
4th law of robotics Apr 2012 #1
MrScorpio Apr 2012 #2
randome Apr 2012 #3
vaberella Apr 2012 #4
Blue_Tires Apr 2012 #6
Capt. Obvious Apr 2012 #5
LASlibinSC Apr 2012 #7

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:07 PM

1. Presumably just a bureaucratic SNAFU

 

but wow.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:09 PM

2. I had to check and see if this was an Onion story

This is pretty sad, I say.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:11 PM

3. Weird but kind of a non-event, don't you think?

I doubt most schools scan the obituaries looking to strike students off the roles. And probably the parents were too upset to report that their daughter was no longer a student.

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Response to randome (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:14 PM

4. No. Most school's do a memorial for the death of a student.

Not to mention...Parents always tell the schools their daughter has died. Not only because it's polite but well they have to take care of bureaucratic things so stuff like this do not happen.

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Response to randome (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:18 PM

6. I called about 50 companies/organizations, etc...

and my dad still gets plenty of mail three years after his death...The telemarketing calls only stopped after the second year...

At least the girl's situation is hopefully different, but I've learned that as an adult, you're never really out of the "system", even in the afterlife...

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:16 PM

5. That sounds like a dare

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:23 PM

7. Somebody had to know

How awful! What Vaberella said is right

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