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Students awaiting Rihanna’s delayed arrival at Barrington school

A crowd of more than 2,000 packed a gymnasium at Barrington High School Friday afternoon to await the arrival of Rihanna, who has so far been delayed.

First scheduled to arrive at 1 p.m., the singing star later was to arrive at 3 p.m. As 3 o’clock passed with still no sign of Rihanna, the crowd continued to show their patience.

At 3:56 p.m. Friday, Rihanna tweeted:

About a half hour later, Rihanna tweeted about being stuck in traffic.

The reason for the pop star’s visit? Students produced a video to highlight the school’s charity work, entered it into a content and won the prize of Rihanna coming to visit with the students and answer questions.

Recently, a spokesman for Barrington School District said the school received a few emails and remarks about the singer’s personal life, including her relationship with Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty to assaulting Rihanna in 2009.

But they said the criticism was nothing that would keep the even from going on.

Officials have said that the singer wanted the focus to be less on her and more on the students’ charity work.

The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.

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9 Comments to “Students awaiting Rihanna’s delayed arrival at Barrington school”

    kid1339 said:
    March 22, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Just like I said before. , she still looks stone

    Todd Pardee said:
    March 22, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Might as well celebrate co-dependence!

    Equality said:
    March 22, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Charity work? How about they just split the funds that their school receives with one in Chicago!

    diane said:
    March 22, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    The fact that the dedicated members of the Barrington School Baord are clueless. is reasonable, but they could dolittle research on RiRi. Is this the kind of person you want to expose your students to? Even if you take chris Brown out of the formula , the woman herself is unsuitable. Are there school board elections comming next month. As a parent I would question current members judgement.

    real talk said:
    March 22, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    hey diane, the kids are in highschool. probaly huffing paint and lighting their farts on fire. Rhianna is a g rated movie in their opinion

      guest said:
      March 22, 2013 at 4:19 PM

      lol!!

    kid1339 said:
    March 22, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Just 3 or 4 more hits & we will go .

    Fed up said:
    March 22, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Maybe her tour bus got busted with weed again. Great role model

    318mopar said:
    March 22, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    If the students payed as much attention in class as they do to this Rihanna, we would have a bunch of Honor Roll students.

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