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So what happens to kids in private Christian schools that get pregnant?

post #1 of 20
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The thread about the firing of the pregnant teacher from a Christian school got me thinking.

 

I have never gone to a private school so I don't know if they have a "moral code" for their students like they do their staff.

 

So do kids in private Christian schools that get pregnant get kicked out of school and if so what happens to the boy that got her pregnant?

post #2 of 20

I went to Catholic school from 1-12 grade. High school was all-girl. I did not know of any girl pregnant in my high school, although there was rumors of one girl getting pregnant, as she was gone for a few months & then came back.

 

There were some kids w/ drug problems. Several lesbian girls (although I didn't really realize it then). Several lesbian teachers, but we didn't talk about that then. A couple of the lesbian girls I knew in high school are on the board now or very active on the alumni committee or otherwise employed at the school.

 

 

post #3 of 20

It depends on the school.

 

At one of the Christian schools here (one that we're NOT sending DD to), both students have to leave. Of course, when it comes to the guy that is a little harder to do since he either has to come forward voluntarily and/or the young lady has to identify him. Even then, he can object until the baby is born and he is proven through a paternity test.

 

When I was going to an all-girls Catholic high school, one girl in our class did get pregnant and decided to keep her baby. The school stood by her - allowing her time off for the labor and delivery - after which she returned and finished out the school year. Everyone knew it was the girls who got pregnant and had abortions who should have been required to leave (although you didn't have to be Catholic to attend the school) but, of course, no one knew for sure which girls those were.

post #4 of 20
Funny......I just posted a similar thing in the other thread. I don't know what they do with pregnant girls in my kids PUBLIC school. I know I've mentioned several times how my kids never really saw pregnant girls strolling the halls and there were 4500 my DS's graduating year. Now he did know a girl who was pregnant but she was married before she ever got married. And really married....not the "I got married and surprise I have an 8 lb. baby 6 months later" type of married. DS said her parents were "hippie" like and gave their approval when she was only 16 or 17. My DS heard of one other girl, but didn't really know her and I don't think he ever saw her. I don't think my DD ever knew a single girl who got pregnant (amazingly, every single one of her friends from HS are graduating college this year and there still has been none pregnant). So I honest to God have no idea what they did with them. I even asked my kids once if they went to the alternative school, but they had no idea. I've always joked they must round them up and lock them up somewhere, because we just never saw any and I don't personally know any either. My kids didn't have any friends pregnant nor having gotten a girl pregnant.

Several of my friends do the catholic school thing so I should ask them what their school policy is. I'm not sure catholic schools would be as strict as many of the other christian schools though.
post #5 of 20
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Funny......I just posted a similar thing in the other thread. I don't know what they do with pregnant girls in my kids PUBLIC school.


My public high school had a day care.  The only girls I knew personally who got pregnant had abortions, though.

 

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My public high school had a day care.  The only girls I knew personally who got pregnant had abortions, though.

When they were pregnant they went to school pregnant though? That's what I find so odd. My kids didn't see pregnant girls walking around. Maybe they all got abortions or it's still my theory that they lock them all up somewhere. I just can't imagine they ALL got abortions.
post #7 of 20

We live in a very small town and we have had pregnant girls at our school.  They continued to attend school like normal.  

post #8 of 20

The girl at our high school got married, too - and they are still together!

 

In the public schools in California (where the first round children attended when they were teens), they'd ship off the pregnant girls to a special regional school where the girls had all sorts of special support groups and in-school daycare, etc. I gave a talk to one of these classes to educate them about adoption as an option and they were shocked that I would have given up my baby. Yeah, all those pregnant teens in one place were under intense peer pressure to keep their baby - even if they were clearly not ready and had no family support.

 

The CDC recently announced that Mississippi leads the nation in the highest number of teenaged pregnancies - 55 out of every 1000 girls. Oh joy. The rate in the nation has been falling, even in Mississippi, but still remains high, especially among the very poor (MS is also one of the poorest states in the nation).

 

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/120410/mississippi-has-the-highest-teen-birth-rate-the-country

 

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The CDC recently announced that Mississippi leads the nation in the highest number of teenaged pregnancies - 55 out of every 1000 girls. Oh joy. The rate in the nation has been falling, even in Mississippi, but still remains high, especially among the very poor (MS is also one of the poorest states in the nation).

 

 


I should mention that our school is a public school  And yes, the pregnant girls at our school come from very low income families.  It's just a circle actually in our area, the girl is 15, the mom (grandma-to-be) is 31, the grandma (great-grandma) is 48.  Very common here. 
 

 

post #10 of 20

Although I am not positive, I don't think the Catholic schools kick the kids out if they are pregnant probably because they are paying tuition to go there. 

 

There have been several girls pregnant throughout the times my girls were in high school.  Some kept their babies.  All attended school while pregnant.  It wasn't a big deal to any of the students.  Even back when I was in high school (many, many years ago), I remember a girl younger than me in my typing class who was pregnant.  She attended right up until she gave birth.  She had such a positive attitude about the whole thing too.

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