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Shantelle Hicks, who is an eight grader at Wingate Elementary School, says she was kicked out of school when administrators discovered she was pregnant.
However, since it is illegal for a school that receives public funding to expel a student due to pregnancy, the school allowed Hicks back in, but not with welcoming arms. Apparently, Hicks was led into a school assembly where she was forced to stand and tell everyone that she was pregnant.
“It was so embarrassing to have all the other kids staring at me as I walked into the gymnasium,” said Hicks in a statement. “I didn’t want the whole school to know I was pregnant because it’s not their business, and it wasn’t right for my teachers to single me out.”
The ACLU is now suing the school and the school district for violating Hicks Constitutional rights.