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Student-Run ‘Fantasy Slut League’ Uncovered at California High School

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Posted on Oct 22, 2012
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Piedmont High is drawing mixed reaction for its response to the recent discovery of a “fantasy slut league” at the Bay Area school that evidently had been going on for years. In a letter sent to parents Friday, Principal Rich Kitchens wrote that the league was set up by a group of the school’s varsity athletes, who would secretly “draft” female students and then get points for engaging in sexual activity with them.

Many male and female students at the school not only knew what was going on, but also participated because they felt pressured to or lacked the confidence to stop it, the principal’s letter said.

(Read Kitchens entire letter here.)

An investigation by school officials found the “league” has been run for at least five or six years. Still, despite its apparent pervasiveness, officials were unable to identify individuals involved and subsequently no disciplinary action is expected to happen. Additionally, Kitchens said they could not punish students for activities that were organized off campus, such as was the case here. Instead, the school will focus its efforts on “education and understanding moving forward.”

The Huffington Post:

The school is also looking to design an initiative that would address the league and general personal integrity topics across the school’s classrooms, as well as institute meetings with student athletes at the beginning of sports seasons to discuss sportsmanship and conduct.

Many parents told KGO-TV that they were surprised to hear about the fantasy league. While parent Bianca Forrester told the station that she’s pleased the administration is willing to take on the issue, others like parent Carole Parker commented to Piedmont Patch that school officials aren’t doing enough, expressing disbelief that those responsible for the league are unidentifiable.

“Why isn’t PHS conducting a real investigation to find out what is actually happening and who is behind this behavior rather than simply focusing on ‘education and understanding moving forward, not discipline for past activities?’” Parker wrote. “It is incredibly SAD that PHS students are most concerned about how this might affect their college applications and NOT that they regret harming another child.”

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—Posted by Tracy Bloom.

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