Oakdale Patch covered a lot of different stories, topics and events throughout 2012, but there were a few that stood out as the most read by Patch users.
We’ll be sharing the top 10 posts of the year from Oakdale Patch in days following up to the end of 2012. Share your thoughts on the stories in comments below.
The following is the No. 3 post of 2012.
March 21, 2012 - A Tartan High School student who used Twitter to find an adult film actress to go to prom with him May 12 won't be allowed to bring the woman to the dance, according to a statement released by the school. The statement says:
"It has been reported in the national news that a Tartan student has invited a porn star to attend prom and she has accepted his invitation, subject to his paying for her airfare to Minnesota. However, this prom date will not be allowed to attend the Tartan prom as her attendance would be prohibited under Tartan’s standard prom procedures and would be inconsistent with two school district policies, E-077 (Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites) and E-084 (School Sponsored Student Publications and Activities)."
The student, Mike Stone, told the Pioneer Press that, "My mom was a little mad, but my dad is OK with it."
He has been trying to raise money through his Twitter page to fly his date to Minnesota for the event.
Adult film actress Megan Piper, 19, who had agreed to go to prom with Stone, said the date’s probably off based on the reaction from the school and a news report that his mom was embarrassed by his actions, in an interview Wednesday, March 22.
“If I was a parent, I don’t really know what I would think,” she said. “Right now, I’m just trying to wait and see, but from the looks of it, it doesn’t look like I’ll be going.”
Piper said she has received offers from travel agencies to book and pay for her airfare from Los Angeles to Minnesota, and she’s been getting feedback from all over the world.
“Everybody loves this story,” she said. “They think it was really cute.”
Stone is not giving up on his big night.
He told the Pioneer Press that he's considering organizing a competing prom at a hotel down the street from Tartan's prom location—the Landmark Center.