The upscale Washington private school that counts Sasha and Malia Obama among its students was hit Tuesday with a prank email advising parents that, among other things, their children would receive "a voucher that may be redeemed for their choice of contraception" at the prom this year.
Washingtonian magazine broke the news of the fake message, which purported to be a missive sent from the Sidwell Friends School administration. It is unclear how many families at the Quaker day school received the message, which was addressed to "Parents of the Sidwell Friends School Community."
Contacted by Yahoo News, the school had no immediate comment. The person designated to handle media inquiries, Ellis Turner, was unavailable. Washingtonian said upper-school principal Lee Palmer had emailed parents to disavow the message as a fake.
Among the gems in the prank message, which Washingtonian reprinted in full:
The prank came as the Obama administration faced a backlash from some Catholic leaders and institutions over its rule that all employers must offer contraception in their insurance plans.
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