It's such a shame that something that was created with such good intentions can so easily be tarnished.
For the second time in two years, Oprah Winfrey's South African girl's school is under investigation, after seven students were suspended for "inappropriate behaviors" toward fellow classmates.
It has been reported that four girls were expelled and three were suspended from the Leadership Academy for Girls, after they engaged in acts of a sexual nature that, obviously, go against the school's code of conduct.
"Several students were expelled last week for violating the Leadership Academy's code of conduct. We consider this to be a confidential school matter," School spokesman Lisa Halliday said. "Therefore, we will not confirm any personal information or disclose any details related to these expulsions."
But what did Op's have to say about all of this mess?
"Indiscretions resulting in disciplinary action are common in schools all over the world," she said in a statement to E! News. "Unfortunately, because of my name these common infractions place the Academy in the media spotlight."
"As each of the girls enrolled, she agreed to adhere to the school's Honor Code and code of conduct policy, which values personal integrity and ensures an environment of shared trust and community."
"It's disheartening when any student has to be suspended or expelled and it's a process that involves serious review and consideration," Oprah added. "We will not tolerate a violation of school policy and dishonesty. We insist on maintaining a campus environment that commands mutual respect, fosters academic excellence and encourages learners to fulfill their best potential."
In 2007 a dorm matron was arrested after being accused abusing six students. She was ultimately fired from her position.
It's sad that so much bad tends to overshadow the good that Oprah is trying to do.