Mom: School Director Announced Teen's Pregnancy At Assembly
Vicky Hicks, eighth-grader Shantelle Hicks' mother, said when she told the boarding school her daughter was pregnant back in October, administration said she was no longer welcome there "due to the fact she's a bad example to other female students."
After getting an attorney involved, Vicky Hicks said her daughter was allowed back in school. But soon after, Shantelle Hicks said she was publicly humiliated in a school-wide assembly.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of Shantelle Hicks, who attends Wingate Elementary School in McKinley, N.M., said she was publicly embarrassed at an assembly by the school director and another staff member over her pregnancy.
According to the complaint, Shantelle Hicks was forced to stand before the entire school at an assembly while they announced that she was pregnant, even though only three school staffer members knew.
My guess is that incidents like this happen more often to minority students. Americans think they're more "shameful" than white girls who do the same thing.
For more on the subject, see Cherokee Teenage Pregnancy Film.