Who doesn’t love a troupe of sadistic teen cheerleaders? The Texas press, apparently, and now the national press. They’ve latched on to McKinney North High School‘s “Fab 5″—a pack of fully MySpaced, teacher-torturing mean girls—and have no immediate plans for letting go. By the looks of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/36111795@N00/with/344634644/
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The controversy, which has its frothy beginnings in the local media, has gone mainstream, with Newsweek doing its own version of a press favorite, the “Mean Girls” story, and asking for the umpteenth time whether teens are “out of control.” In making the Fab 5 its poster clique, the article revealed these senior girls’ nasty pranks and lewd MySpace profiles. The school district was so incensed and embarrassed by the stir that it spent $40,000 in legal fees to find someone to blame for these mani-pedi’d, highlighted horrors. The investigation sent a wave of firings and resignations rippling through the high school staff, claiming along the way the livelihood of Principal Linda Theret.