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Friday, April 04, 2008

Sex Ed in Schools

I keep hearing about sexual education in schools. Now, I'm not going to state my age on the web here, but I was born in *mumblemumble* and went to school in *coughmumble*, and I can't remember being taught to put a condom on a banana at all. Maybe they figured that we were smart enough to figure it out without any help.

Anyways, that being said, I really have to wonder just what the hell they're teaching in school these days.

BAYTOWN, Texas - A 14-year-old girl gave birth in a restroom at her junior high, and the baby boy cried once before she tried to flush him down the toilet, killing him, officials said Thursday.

An autopsy confirmed the baby was alive when born Wednesday at Cedar Bayou Junior High in Baytown, near Houston. The boy was probably full term and cried before the mother, an eighth-grader, tried to flush him, said police Lt. Eric Freed.

The mother was taken to a hospital. People who knew her at school said she wore baggy clothing, and nobody suspected she was pregnant, The Houston Chronicle reported Thursday.

This is so sad on so many levels that I don't know where to begin. A pregnate fourteen-year old? Sad. The fact that the girls friends and classmates didn't know she was pregnate? Sad.

But what is worse is the parents. Did they know she was pregnate? Did they know anything? Did they know what the hell their daughter was doing at school? What she did after school? How the hell did this girl go eight-plus months without anyone finding out? How the hell did she go eight-plus months without getting any help?

I would go on about how this is just another reason to keep your kids out of public schools, but from the sounds of things this girl's parents didn't give a shit one way or another. And that's the saddest part of all.

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