Subject of apparent school prank in spotlight - WNEM TV 5

Subject of apparent school prank in spotlight

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WEST BRANCH, MI (AP) -

A 16-year-old girl who was named to a Michigan high school homecoming court as part of an apparent prank is expected to be in the spotlight this weekend.

Whitney Kropp is expected to appear at Friday night's homecoming football game for West Branch's Ogemaw Heights High School after the community about 140 miles northwest of Detroit rallied around the sophomore.

Her story has drawn wide interest and support from around the country.

Businesses pitched in with a dress and other offers to get her ready for Saturday's dance. And orange T-shirts are being sold with the slogan "It's not cool to be cruel."

Kropp has said she felt betrayed after some of her classmates suggested that her selection announced this month at the 800-student school was a joke.

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