Just an FYI, please do the research before putting the blame on an innocent city. I was appalled by the students behavior as well and being from Lansing, MI it was appalling as well to think that our kids would have such bad behavior on a field trip. I did some research and quite frankly there are a lot of Lansing Schools out there that are not just in Michigan so before you put the blame on and send your letters, I would suggest you find the right school! The following was in our newspaper yesterday.
February 20, 2008
[ From lsj.com ]
Lansing students falsely accused of bad behavior on Web site
Lansing State Journal
Allow me to suggest a project for a Lansing middle school class - or, better yet, several of them.
Log onto the Web site Etiquette Hell Forum (http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=26264.0
) and pummel it with polite, but pointed, posts explaining why it's in exceedingly poor taste to spread information that is both false and defamatory.
Also, demand an apology.
On Wednesday I got an e-mail from Kristine Vandecar of Lansing, in which she sent me the link. Vandecar wrote:
"I found a posting about some horribly behaved Lansing students. I am embarrassed as a resident of Lansing. I would hope that the children in our area could comport themselves in a far better manner than common hooligans."
Vandcar's link took me to a note posted Monday by a person who had spent the weekend touring historic sites in and around Charlottesville, Va.
The poster wrote: "We were sitting on a bench at Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's home) ... when THEY arrived - four bus loads of middle-schoolers from Lansing, MI. I have never seen a more poorly behaved group of students ... They were loud, obnoxious, rude and disruptive."
The poster goes on for six long paragraphs, describing a barrage of boorish acts.
The thing is, the students were NOT from Lansing Schools. Not Lansing, Michigan, anyway. According to spokesman Stephen Serkaian, there hasn't been a single middle-school field trip out of the state this year.