Here’s a fun one!
Parents of a child attending an exclusive private school in Manhattan are absolutely furious after their kid got expelled for allegedly huffing down on a vape pen on school property.
They’re not angry at the kid, mind you. They’re angry at the school. Because as the story goes, the expelled child was only caught with the pen after being peer pressured into doing it by an older student, Fatima Ptacek.
And if that name isn’t instantly recognisable, this oughta help.
Correct. Ptacek is the voice of Dora The Explorer. DORA THE EXPLORER IS ALLEGEDLY DISHING OUT THEM PREMIUM JUICES AT HIGH SCHOOL.
A lawsuit filed by parents Nadia Leonelli and Fredrik Sundwall claims that their daughter was unfairly punished, after the exclusive, $40k-a-year Avenues: The World School expelled their daughter, but levelled a mere 3-day suspension onto Ptacek.
The law suit from Leonelli and Sundwall – who helped found the school in the Chelsea neighbourhood of Manhattan – asserts that Ptacek, who is a year older than their daughter, pressured her friend into using the vape pen, which contained only caramel-flavoured water, and no tobacco products.
The suit states “[the expelled child] was approached by her friend, F.P., who is a year older in 10th grade at Avenues, to go into the bathroom and try smoking flavored water vapor in a ‘vape’ pen that F.P. had borrowed from a fellow 10th grade classmate.”
It also claims that she “was reluctant to try but gave in to peer pressure, wanting to appear ‘cool’ in front of F.P. because she is older than M.S. and is a celebrity, being the actress who does the voice of Dora the Explorer on television and having a movie nominated for the Oscars.”
The expelled child was forced to withdraw from the school and will have to re-enrol in a new school mid-year. Leonelli and Sundwall claim that Ptacek’s celebrity status caused their child to be treated as a scapegoat, despite the relative non-severity of the incident. None of their $40,000 tuition fees have been refunded by the school thus far.
Dora. Private school. Vaping.
Your childhood memories are bloody hilarious.
Source: New York Post.