Ontario Students Humiliated After Teacher’s Disney World Prank
What was supposed to be a harmless prank played by teachers at South Windsor school on their 8th grade students has backfired in a big way.
Teachers at a Roseland Public School led graduating 8th grade students to believe that they were going to Walt Disney World for a end of year trip. Students were gathered into a room and shown a Disney vacation video as well as a PowerPoint presentation that the teachers had created. Travel brochures and hotel information was also passed around.
The kids were ecstatic about the surprise Disney trip until the last slide of the PowerPoint presentation revealed the prank – that they were not going to Walt Disney World but rather going to a local bowling alley. One of the teachers recorded the whole prank on an iPad and it was later shown to another class as well so they could enjoy the teacher’s prank.
Needless to say, students were disappointed and hurt by being the butt of the joke and their parents are not happy.
“It was a huge error in judgment,” Warren Kennedy, director of education of the Greater Essex County District School Board, told The Windsor Star Wednesday. ”I don’t think anyone is happy about this,” said Kennedy. He said he wasn’t able to “go into personnel matters” but that apologies had gone out and that those involved “realize their error … they’re owning the problem.”
No word yet if the teachers involved with the prank will face any disciplinary actions.
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- Teachers’ “cruel” prank triggers humiliation, tears (blogs.windsorstar.com)