So it seems that a high school student newspaper had its latest issue censored (two, three four).
Because it contained an article with information about birth control (two, three, four).
"The school administration should realize they don't have the power to censor our paper," [the paper's Editor-in-Chief, Brittany] Thomas said, while fellow students gathered around her living room late Wednesday afternoon to hand-paint T-shirts they plan to wear to school on Monday in protest.(two, three, four)
"When they (the general population) see a pregnant girl, they say the girl should know better," senior Samantha Senn said. "But in a lot of cases, they (the girls) don't know anything."
According to...Thomas, an article placed underneath the offending story, "advises students to practice abstinence until marriage."(two, three four)
Where is this school located, you ask (two, three four)?
...Tennessee (two, three four).
All together now for our big finish:
"Duck-humping, racist, rock-stupid, anti-sex, illiterate hillbillies!"
Oak Ridge school superintendant Tom Bailey said "Our paper’s not there to hide things from parents," evidently stating his support for keeping our students dumb and pregnant. Or maybe he’s toeing the "ignore it and it’ll go away" approach that Lil G.W. has favored at the White House.
Geez, you'd think Tom would be more mellow about it, having spent all those years as the lead singer for the Thompson Twins and all.