High school pregnancy

In the movie, American Pie, a group of four friends make a pact to lose their virginity by prom.

Some Massachusetts high school students have taken it a step further. Apparently they have made a pact to get themselves pregnant.

The following was written in an Associated Press article:

Gloucester High School principal Joseph Sullivan told Time magazine in a story published Wednesday that the girls confessed to making the pact after the school began investigating a rise in pregnancies that has left 17 girls at the school carrying a child.

Normally, there are about four pregnancies a year at the school.

He said nearly half of the expecting students, none over 16, were involved in the pact.

Sullivan told Time that students were coming to the school clinic multiple times to get pregnancy tests, and “seemed more upset when they weren’t pregnant than when they were.”

Sullivan said some of the girls reacted to the news they were pregnant with high fives and plans for baby showers.

He said one of the fathers was a 24-year-old homeless man.

I know friends are supposed to stick together, but that may be pushing it a little too much.

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