Monday, November 17, 2003

School Daze

Students' kiss not just a kiss
You've seen Britney and Madonna. Now a US high school has seen two 17-year-olds, Katherine Pecore and Stephanie Haaser, lock lips on top of a lunch table.

The result? Two-day suspensions, a school protest and 15 minutes of fame.

"It wasn't an affection thing. It was really just a statement," Katherine said.

The girls say the kiss was staged to protest against homophobia. It happened in the middle of lunch at River Hill High School in Maryland.
The pair climbed on top of a lunch table and shouted, "End homophobia now!" Then the girls, both heterosexual, made out for an estimated 10 to 15 seconds.

"It was intense," Katherine said.
Stephanie's English teacher had asked his students to perform a "nonconformist act" as part of a course on transcendentalist authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.
Good ole Henry David! He still gets the juices flowing in jaded English teachers after all these years. No word on what the teacher will ask the tykes to do when they read Macbeth.