Posted: May 18, 2006 6:30 pm
Doesn't seem like it would be any kind of big deal to me, but she's gotten over 100 harassing emails.
XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX THU MAY 18, 2006 08:19:23 ET XXXXX
BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SENDING 1500 STUDENTS TO SEE GORE'S 'GLOBAL WARMING' FILM
School is nearly out for summer, but before the break, students at Beverly Hills High will get a "Heat Day" -- when they get to ditch class to see Al Gore's new movie!
On May 24, 2006, 1,500 Beverly Hills High School students will be boarding 30 gas-guzzling buses across town to see Al Gore's new global warming film 'AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH' at the Arclight Theatre in Hollywood, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
Sarah Utley, a science teacher at Beverly Hills High School, explained in an e-mail to staff and students: "This field trip has been funded by a very generous alum!... You get to see the film for free!!!"
Utley would not reveal who is financing the school outing to mark the opening day of the movie.
"We need parent volunteers who can ride the buses and sit in the theatre," Utley said in her pitch. "The buses are arriving at 8:00am and will arrive back at BHHS by 1:00pm."
The film's urgent trailer warns: "Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced."
Insiders claim that Utley has annoyed some students with her instance that "global warming" is a proven science.
"She is obsessed with it," said one source. "Can't we just go see 'X-MEN?'"
Filed By Matt Drudge