To avoid Constance McMillen bringing a female date to her prom, the
teen was sent to a “fake prom” while the rest of her class partied at a
secret location at an event organized by parents.
McMillen tellsThe Advocate
that a parent-organized prom happened behind her back — she and her
date were sent to a Friday night event at a country club in Fulton,
Miss., that attracted only five other students. Her school principal
and teachers served as chaperones, but clearly there wasn’t much to
keep an eye on.
“They had two proms and I was only invited to one of them,” McMillen says. “The
one that I went to had seven people there, and everyone went to the other one I
wasn’t invited to.”
Last week McMillen asked one
of the students organizing the prom for details about the event, and
was directed to the country club. “It hurts my feelings,” McMillen says.
Two students with learning difficulties were among the seven people at the country club event, McMillen recalls.