High Schoolers Allegedly Hold ‘Anti-Gay Day,’ Complete with Coordinated Flannel
Students at a Pennsylvania high school organized an “anti-gay day” last week, just one day after the pro-LGBT “Day of Silence” at the school. And these McGuffey High School students instructed each other on how best to coordinate and identify as anti-gay: literally have “anti-gay” written on their hands, and wear flannel shirts.
And according to several students, things got physical and LGBT students were being harassed.
One student told G Philly, “stickers and flyers are also being placed around the school and on queer kids’ lockers that read ‘ANTI-GAY.'” Another student told BuzzFeed News, “I got called a dyke, a faggot. They were calling us every horrible name you can think of.”
Many students, of course, complained to the school about being harassed and bullied (with some scared about returning to school). The district superintendent released this statement:
Yesterday afternoon, April 16, 2015, allegations of harassment were brought to the attention of our administration. McGuffey School District, along with school police officers, continue to investigate all allegations. We will follow our Student Code of Conduct, and file legal citations, as warranted. We resolve to ensure that all children can grow and learn in a safe, supportive environment free from discrimination.
Watch WXPI’s report below:
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