Tenafly school staffer tricks students with fake Lady Gaga web chatPosted: Updated:
Students at a Tenafly elementary school have been tricked by a celebrity imposter.
The students were promised a Lady Gaga appearance via webcam, which was supposed to be set up by a staff member who claimed she was friends with the pop singer. The staff member says Gaga was going to talk about bullying.
Gaga was allegedly unable to make the call at the last minute, however, so the staffer hired an impersonator without telling the kids.
Some parents said they disagreed with the move. "Kids are pretty smart, so I don't think an impersonator is gonna do the trick," Julie O'Connor said. "Do you think it was wrong for the employee to do that? I think we should be honest with kids."
The staff member is also accused of giving students photos of Lady Gaga marked with fake autographs.
Letters were sent home to parents, and the district superintendent said officials are taking the matter very seriously.