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The Society

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Summary:
Every high school has certain groups. Van Doren was no different. It was
a preppy school to say the least, and their “Groups” were based on social
status.

The Society was a group of teenagers from the most affluent families in
Whitenburg. Felicia Whitenburg was the leader of this group; she was as
brutal as she was beautiful. Everyone feared her, partly because her
grandfather built the town, and her family owned practically everything
in it, and partly because they were a...


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Every high school has certain groups. Van Doren was no different. It was
a preppy school to say the least, and their “Groups” were based on social
status.

The Society was a group of teenagers from the most affluent families in
Whitenburg. Felicia Whitenburg was the leader of this group; she was as
brutal as she was beautiful. Everyone feared her, partly because her
grandfather built the town, and her family owned practically everything
in it, and partly because they were afraid of what she would do if she
were crossed. Everyone did what Felicia said.

The school administration knew that there were questionable things going
on in their school, however, in this community, everyone was very tight
lipped.

The teachers had very little control of the Society club students; they
would take cell phone calls in the middle of class, and walk out whenever
they felt the need to.

The Teachers would take the cell phones and report the students to the
office; however, nothing was ever done to end the problem. Taking the
cell phones would only result in angry phone calls from parents.

They knew that Felicia set the tone for the other students, and tried to
impress upon her the responsibility of being a leader. For their efforts,
Felicia only smiled.

Meetings with the parents of the Society club students left the
administration frustrated.
Their pompous attitudes did nothing to instill the basic life skills that
every teenager needs to go through life.
The Worst of all the parents was Lawrence Whitenburg. In his eyes, his
daughter could do no wrong. She was daddy’s little girl in every sense of
the word. He actually had the gall to praise his daughter’s leadership
abilities. This outraged the headmaster.

Only one of the parents seemed to be remotely reasonable. Stephanie
Whitenburg. Felicia’s mother.

Mr. Preston, the school’s headmaster, decided to try and contact
Stephanie to try to put an end to her daughter’s rule over the school. He
placed a call to the Whitenburg residence and set up a private meeting
with Stephanie Whitenburg.

In The meeting, Mr. Preston voiced all of his concerns to Stephanie
Whitenburg. She was horrified to find that her daughter could yield such
authority. He realized that he sounded harsh, but drastic measures needed
to be taken. He had heard that something was being planned and felt no
good would come of it,

When they began discussing options, Stephanie inquired how Mr. Preston
planned on obtaining the information that was needed to find out what the
big plan was. They discussed several options, and when Mr. Preston
mentioned installing listening software on Felicia’s phone. The only
thing he needed was parental consent. Stephanie was outraged.

She hit him with a barrage of words, realizing now who Felicia was
modeled after. She informed him that she had no intention of giving
consent and threatened to have him removed from the school if he
persisted in targeting her daughter. She left his office abruptly,
slamming the door behind her.

Knowing full well what the ramifications would be, Mr. Preston went ahead
with his plan to find out what was about to happen. He felt justified
because other students of lesser social standing may be in danger.

After finding and ordering the software through the Internet, he waited
for an opportunity. It came the same day as the listening software.

Mr. Preston confiscated Felicia’s cell phone in the corridor and told she
could pick it up at the end of the school day. She replied with a cold
stare.

He quickly went into his office, locking the door behind him. He told his
secretary that he did not want to be disturbed. He went to work
installing the software, amazed at how simple it was to do.

At the end of the day, Felicia appeared at the office to retrieve her
phone. When Mr. Preston attempted to caution her of the use of cell
phones on school property, she turned her back and walked away.

The listening software proved to be a very effective tool. Mr. Preston
listened to each call and found out that the big event was a hazing for
lower class students, to be held at the quarry.
He informed police, and when the night that the event was to take place
came around, all the necessary precautions were in place. The par ty was
broken up, however, no one was arrested.

Mr. Preston was called to the Dean’s office the following day. He was met
by the School committee, The Dean, and Lawrence Whitenburg.

The committee felt that his actions were excessive and that the matter
should have been handled internally with no police involvement. He was
promptly dismissed from his position.

As he was getting into his car, Lawrence Whitenburg approached him.

“What is the name of this town?” he asked smugly. “It surprises me tha t a
man of your stature would not at least take into consideration that I
would be informed of anything that may take place.” He turned and stepped
into the limo that was waiting for him.