I wrote this for Strollerderby, then I realized that Stefania had already covered this, so I’m posting it here so it won’t be a total waste of time.
Okay, this one is kind of funny. A principal in Pennsylvania is suing four high school students that he says posted a MySpace page that used his name. The profile said he liked having sex with students and smoking drugs. It also said he keeps beer at school.
Eric W. Trosch used to be a co-principal at Hickory High School. He claims that the fake MySpace page was humiliating. Trosch also says that it hurt his future earning potential and damaged his reputation. He is now the principal at a middle school. Sheesh. Middle school kids are even worse – and they have more free time in front of the computer.
Seriously, I would be mad too. This is something that is kind of unnerving. Anybody could make up a MySpace/Classmates/Friendster page on anyone else and say anything they wanted. It is actually a pretty good way to get revenge. If I were anybody involved in this decision I would watch my back.
It is also kind of funny – but only because it didn’t happen to me.