A kid in Virginia named Devraj Kori is getting loads of press over his Facebook (and YouTube) posting of an angry voicemail left on his phone by his school superintendent's wife.
Last Thursday, the student, Devraj "Dave" S. Kori, 17, called the listed home phone number for Dean Tistadt, chief operating officer of Fairfax County, Va., schools, and asked why he hadn't closed schools after an estimated 3 inches of snow fell.
Kori left his name and number, and Tistadt's wife returned the call. She apparently wasn't pleased, judging by her taped message, which Kori posted on a Facebook page.
"How dare you call us at home! If you have a problem with going to school, you do not call somebody's house and complain about it," Candy Tistadt snapped in her message. She also used the phrase "snotty-nosed little brats," and said, "Get over it, kid, and go to school!"
The incident has prompted a major discussion on privacy rights, and civility. Below is MSNBC's segment - click on it to hear the angry message (or click here to see the YouTube version, with over 129,000 views so far).
See other coverage of the fracas:
- The Washington Post: "In Cyberspace, Everyone Can Hear You Scream"
- The Associated Press: "No-Snow-Day Question gets Frosty Answer"
- The Charlottesville Daily Progress: "A Little More Civility, Please"
- Richmond TimesDispatch: "Your Tirade now has Global Consequences"
- Salon: "Virginia School's Web Scandalette: 'Get Over It, Kid!'"