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Teen Sues School For Announcing She Was Pregnant At Assembly | Care2 Causes

Teen Sues School For Announcing She Was Pregnant At Assembly | Care2 Causes

When Shantelle Hicks was kicked out of school for getting pregnant, she thought that was about as humiliating as things could be. She was wrong. After being forced to let Hicks return to school or face a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union, Wingate Elementary School in McKinley, New Mexico, let Hicks back in. Then, they held an all-school assembly where they made Hicks tell all of the students that she was pregnant. “It was so embarrassing to have all the other kids staring at me as I walked into the gymnasium,” said Hicks in a statement . “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 is suing the school for violating Title IX, which prohibits sex and pregnancy discrimination in education. The school is saying that the move was justified, as otherwise she woul...

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