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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Students Caught in Plot to Humiliate Mentally Challenged Girl at Homecoming

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 7:00 AM

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After calling around to some other parents and receiving some anonymous emails, the Tanners discovered their daughter was the butt of a joke. They say she has an affinity with animals -- in particular, a duck that her family keeps on their property. Supposedly, students found this out and planned to pelt Tanner with eggs and quack at her during the homecoming reception.

Rickie Lee Tanner
  • Rickie Lee Tanner

In a rage, Rickie Lee posted this message to his Facebook page, which has a sizeable number of fans:

My mentally challenged teenage daughter was nominated for homecoming court as a joke by her peers. The kids found out that her only friend is her pet duck so they thought it would be funny to throw duck eggs at her in the parade and make quacking noises at her at the ceremony. Even the students and adults that didn't participate knew this was happening and never said a word. If you think that homecoming should be canceled at this school this year please send an email to the principal.

The message got an instant reaction from fans, who began forwarding it to local media outlets. Here's KDSK's story on the incident. A fair amount of negativity landed in the principal's voicemail, it seems.

But now, about a week later, school administrators say that they're not sure what the plot really was.

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