Too Cruel For School of the Day: Bullying of gay teens at high schools across the country is a serious problem. But what do you do when the biggest anti-gay bully at the school is the principal?
Dorothy Bond, head of Haywood High School in Brownsville, Tennessee, has stirred controversy in her community for allegedly telling gay students at the school they are going to hell.
According to multiple students who were in attendance at a school assembly on February 9th, the principal threatened students displaying same-sex affection in public with a 60-day suspensions or even expulsion.
This is not the first time Bond has been accused of making derogatory remarks aimed at gay students. She also reportedly threatened to discipline students who did not bow their heads in prayer, and told pregnant students their “life is over.”
The district has yet to comment on whether Bond would reprimanded for her alleged comments.
UPDATE: ABC24 reports that Principal Bond has resigned. The school district released a statement saying the Haywood County Board of Education “strives to provide an atmosphere of tolerance and diversity while maintaining high academic standards.”
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