Rihanna Sends $5,000 Check To Suburban High School

BARRINGTON, Ill. (July 10, 2013)--Pop star Rihanna is donating $5,000 to a suburban Chicago high school to cover the costs of a brief visit earlier this year for which she was tardy.

Barrington Unit District 220 told The Daily Herald the money was sent to offset expenses for security and signs for the musician's March trip to Barrington High School.

Whatever is left over will be allocated for students.

The singer traveled to Chicago's northwestern suburbs after the school won her "Shine Bright Like a Diamond" video contest with a five-minute, student-produced film thathighlighted the school's volunteer and community service programs.

But fans waited for more than four hours on the first day of the school's spring break after Rihanna showed up late.

While they waited, students were given free tickets, CDs and signed merchandise.

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