What Do You Think?: West Virginia Principal Threatens To Call Wellesley College

After a West Virginia high schooler protested an abstinence-only assembly, her principal allegedly threatened to call the school she has been accepted into: Wellesley College. What do you think?


In West Virginia, a student spoke out against an assembly at her high school which promoted abstinence-only sex education. She alleges that her principal threatened to call the college she has been accepted into and warn them of her "bad character."

A number of students at George Washington High School, in Charleston, WVa. were upset by comments the speaker made, according to the Charleston Gazette on April 11, such as "If you take birth control, your mother probably hates you."

While the speaker, Pam Stenzel, did keep religion out of the presentation according to a piece in the Gazette, one GW High student, Katelyn Campbell, plans to contact the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) about the presentation, which made some girls cry and was said to include a number of inaccurate statistics.

In response, Campbell tells the Gazette that her principal has threatened to call Wellesley College, the college into which she was accepted, and tell them she has "bad character."

In response, the Wellesley College Twitter account tweeted:

Wellesley College @Wellesley: Katelyn Campbell, #Wellesley is excited to welcome you this fall. http://bit.ly/13jqRet

Dozens of parents, students, and other school community members came to a school committee meeting shortly after the incident, and voiced a range of opinions

What do you think? Did Campbell's reach too far? Should the principal threaten to contact her college over the incident? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Story via ThinkProgress.


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