Tennessee high school principal who said gays are ‘going to hell’ resigns


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BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee high school principal who reportedly told students during an assembly that gay students were going to hell, has resigned.

Dorothy Bond

Haywood County High School Principal Dorothy Bond has resigned, according to the school system’s law firm, reported the Jackson Sun.

In a statement released through Purcell, Sellers & Craig, Inc., the school system said:

“The Haywood County Board of Education acknowledges its student body’s right to free speech. Further, the Haywood County Board of Education strives to provide an atmosphere of tolerance and diversity while maintaining high academic standards.”

Bond allegedly singled out LGBT and pregnant students during a meeting with students, and said, “If you’re gay you’re going to hell and if you’re pregnant, your life is over,” reported WPTY-TV in Memphis.

Since the story broke earlier today, more than 5,000 people signed an HRC petition calling on the Haywood County School District to investigate the allegations.

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