Last week, sometime before the season’s first snow storm, a Twitter storm broke out when Zionsville Community High School students were caught making a ‘hot girls’ bracket on a sports bracket website.
The male students who created this site were ranking freshmen through senior girls on their appearance.
Supt. of schools Dr. Scott Robison stated:
“Thanks to outstanding work by our high school administrators, the following information can be shared about their swift response and resolution of this matter.
On Wednesday (Nov. 12) evening at 9:23 ZCHS officials received a report on their anonymous tip line that a bracket site had been created. The investigation began immediately and moved more swiftly as soon as students arrived at school on Thursday morning. Through a review of the public twitter feeds of several students and student interviews, school leaders were able to address the matter. This is not the first time we have dealt with students making inappropriate choices on social media that have led to disciplinary consequences. These brackets have no place in our school. In this particular instance our high school officials were able to successfully have the bracket removed from social media within hours of the initial report.”
Matt Noel, a ZCHS student, has helped to launch a Twitter campaign with the Les Femmes club at the high school. They are posting pictures to Twitter with the hashtag #INeedFeminism. The campaign is NOT response to the anti-feminist remarks made by the ‘hot girls’ bracket creators. According to Noel the bracket and the zchspowerofequality week are not connected and one did not cause the other.”
“Les Femmes has not addressed the bracket in any form of social media,” Noel stated. The ZCHS power of equality week was provided to “exploring how sexism within society negatively impacts both men and women and what the feminism movement does and can do to combat it,” he stated.
Current in Zionsville apologizes for the mistake in stating that the Les Femmes club and the bracket were connected.