Nonsense: Pregnant Teenager Publicly Embarrassed by School Officials

Date: 13-03-2012 6:44 pm (10 years ago) | Author: aadex kebella
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If you’re a little bit older and were raised in a conservative church you might have heard or even been present when church officials would force pregnant teenage girls (not boys) to stand in front of the congregation as someone announced to everyone in attendance that this young woman was with child.

It’s a mostly defunct, despicable practice. Or so we thought.

This past year, Shantelle Hicks, who was an 8th grader a the time was subjected to the same treatment but not before the school tried to use her pregnancy as an excuse to expel her. After learning of her pregnancy the administration at Wingate Elementary School, a boarding school for Native American children from kindergarten to eighth grade, in Gallup, New Mexico, forced Hicks to leave the school. But kicking a student out of school because of a pregnancy is illegal. So when Wingate Elementary learned this from the American Civil Liberties Union, they allowed Hicks back into school four days later.

But apparently, they weren’t done with her yet, two weeks after she returned to school, a counselor and the director of the middle school forced Hicks to stand in front of her classmates at a middle school assembly while they announced her pregnancy.

Hicks told local television news station, KOB that she was humiliated.

“It was so embarrassing to have all the other kids staring at me as I walked into the gymnasium. I didn’t want the whole school to know I was pregnant because it’s not their business, and it wasn’t right for my teachers to single me out,” Hicks said.

Precisely. It’s hard to even believe such things are still happening.

While the school’s principal says the allegations are not true, Hicks’ mother Vicky has filed a lawsuit which seeks punitive damages and declaratory relief for violation of constitutional rights to equal protection. They’re also suing for the prohibition of  Title IX rights against sex and pregnancy discrimination in education.


Posted: at 13-03-2012 06:44 PM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- summy4ever at 13-03-2012 07:27 PM (10 years ago)
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dat humiliation is unecessary, but who is  irresponsible man who put impregnate her?
Posted: at 13-03-2012 07:27 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- winace at 13-03-2012 08:02 PM (10 years ago)
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She is too young. But dis is inhuman, they dnt have to subject her to dat.
Posted: at 13-03-2012 08:02 PM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- ebonyz at 13-03-2012 09:25 PM (10 years ago)
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HMMMMMMMMMMM too bad
Posted: at 13-03-2012 09:25 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Loveday759 at 13-03-2012 09:54 PM (10 years ago)
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The end of anyhow phyuk, Girl in the forum be careful. God help the child.
Posted: at 13-03-2012 09:54 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- 50scent at 14-03-2012 12:35 PM (10 years ago)
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 Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided

Posted: at 14-03-2012 12:35 PM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Xthyluv at 9-07-2012 01:34 PM (10 years ago)
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Hmmm
Posted: at 9-07-2012 01:34 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chicco77 at 21-08-2012 06:33 PM (10 years ago)
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 Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided
Posted: at 21-08-2012 06:33 PM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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