A Mid-South high school principal is under fire for controversial statements about gay and pregnant students.
Dorothy Bond is the principal of Heywood High School in Brownsville, Tennessee. She's accused of making insensitive remarks during a meeting with her students, angering parents.
The community is polarized, with some supporting Bond and others calling for the school district to discipline her.
One of the students said that her best friend called her in tears, saying that the principal pointed at the gay students, telling them that they were going to hell, and if they were pregnant, their lives were over.
Tony Snipes, a parent, said that Bond has a habit of "pushing the envelope." He said that when she was principal at another school where his children attended, one of his sons had braided hair and she told the young men at an assembly that "if they were sitting between the legs of a girl getting their hair braided for a few hours, then they must be gay."
Jeff Hooper, a Brownsville resident, supports Bond. "She loves those kids," he told reporters. "She has taught them from the ground up and she's a dear lady and she has their best interests at heart."
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