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Calif. school blunder: All dressed up but no prom

Teens not told date of the big dance had been moved.

By Associated_Press Apr 30, 2013 11:12PM

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Everyone got stood up at one Southern California high school's prom. The dance itself was a no-show.

KABC-TV Los Angeles reports (http://bit.ly/18lwRRb ) dozens of tuxedo-clad and corsage-wearing teens from Bloomington High School traveled 40 miles to Santa Anita Park on Saturday, only to discover they hadn't been told that the date of the big night had changed.

Photo: Prom night / Michael Krasowitz/Getty Images

Gallery: High school proms: Then and now

Instead of the enchanting evening they were expecting, students were served chicken strips in a hastily arranged small hall where someone played music from a laptop computer.

The San Bernardino County school's calendar and the prom invitations listed the event on April 27, but it was slated for May 4.

Gallery: Prom dresses under $100, $200, and $300!

Principal Ignacio Cabrera says there was miscommunication with event planners.

A semi-formal substitute event is planned for May 18.

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Photo: Michael Krasowitz/Getty Images

83Comments
May 7, 2013 9:05PM
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I would be so pissed. Announce the date at the school
May 3, 2013 7:21PM
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Oh, come on.  Let's pour a few more billion dollars into "education" on the off chance that it does some good.  I know I'm hopelessly old fashioned and out of date, but when we were prom age the prom went off as promised, where and when promised.

 And this never would have happened, because the kids working on the prom would have spread the word.  We didn't have phones (except those wired to the wall in our homes), no computers smaller than a city bus.  No email, texting, IM VM or any other means of electronically communicating.  Of course...we talked to each other face to face, and I can assure you it worked.

Oh...Our SAT scores were substantially higher then.  Morons.

May 3, 2013 7:08PM
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A school run by idiots....go figure.
May 2, 2013 10:58PM
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Its San Bernardino ,

Just relax ,

At least they didn't bag the area for its gun violence.

May 1, 2013 2:46PM
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TYPICAL performance, or lack thereof, by GOVERNMENT employees. UNDERWORKED and OVERPAID. GOVERNMENT IS THE PROBLEM and GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES are bankrupting America.
May 1, 2013 2:41PM
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Can't believe they still do proms.  However, aren't they usually organized by the Junior class as a parting gift to the Seniors?  It's been a while, but it seems like students used to make all the arrangements.  Hard to believe someone wasn't in constant contact with the facility in the days leading up to the scheduled event.  Total lack of "Real World" understanding on whoever was responsible.

May 1, 2013 2:39PM
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What a horrible appointment for the kids. Now only the log drive in that horrible LA traffic but all the money they are now out for their rentals. The school principle should reimburse them all for this mix-up.
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